Science: Diggers

For the most part, archaeologists are scholars who work among ruins and study in musty museums, surrounded by books and bones. But in the Southwest, almost everybody is an archaeologist: Girl Scouts, G.I.s, Indians and postmen all have the digging fever. Cowhands hunting for straying cattle hunt for dinosaur bones. Gatherers of pine nuts look in the debris of anthills for the tiny turquoise beads of vanished early Americans.

Spearhead & Rib. Postmaster Oscar Shay, an enthusiastic amateur of Portales, N. Mex., recently found what is probably the first authentic bone of Folsom...

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