Science: Diggers

"Six inches deep in the lake gravel floor was found the buried skeleton of an infant. The bones were very immature. Beside the skeleton lay a sharp bone 'dagger.' At this level also were found some very small projectile points, possibly dart heads and knives, scrapers and bone awls. . . . There can be no question that these people preceded by several thousand years the earliest Basket Makers."

The find thus announced last week by Dr. Julian H. Steward of the Smithsonian Institution was made in a cave near Utah's Great Salt Lake....

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