Science: The Diggers

Some of the major discoveries of diggers—archaeologists, paleontologists —recently made or described, include the following:

In Kentucky, diggers from the University of Kentucky unearthed 21 Indian skeletons, sitting up in their graves amid shell and bone implements and ornaments unlike any ever before found. The graves, discovered two feet deep in cultivated fields, were in an area of Mason County, near May's Lick, where mastodon bones were once found.

In Manhattan, excavators for an apartment building turned up bones and "milk teeth" of a baby mastodon, the first of his race to be found on that...

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