Posted by: webcubic | August 10, 2009

Ancient burial grounds

On August 6, the Orange County Register reported that an ancient American Indian burial ground at the Bolsa Chica Mesa has received national historic designation.  Preservationists say the move grants the area more protection against future development.

Federal officials recently determined the “cogged stone” site at Bolsa Chica as eligible for listing with the National Register of Historic Places. The area was named after the hundreds of carved stone disks – cogged stones – found on the site. The disks were possibly used for sacred rituals.

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