Science: With the Diggers

There follows a summary of discoveries in archeology and paleontology since last recorded in TIME (Dec. 31, Jan. 7).

United States. The greatest sensation of the year in human fossils came to light on the Rancho Cunajo, near Los Angeles, Calif. A construction company, building a sewer, turned up a petrified skull and bone fragments of five human frames in a sand pit 23 feet below the surface. The strata are of the Pleistocene age, antedating the last great ice age, which ended at least 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Several trained scientists happened...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!