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Loggers damage prehistoric village


Logging equipment is responsible for damaging a prehistoric Native American village in California.

“We don’t want to impact a cultural site. We’re very concerned about that,” Nelson said.

A quick on-the-ground inspection of the area produced numerous obsidian chips and other American Indian artifacts, leading Nelson and Cal Fire officials to immediately expand a buffer area from less than an acre to around 3 acres.

The Maidus welcomed the temporary protections but remained skeptical about the company’s commitment to protect the valley it owns.

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Story: Jane Braxton Little, The Sacramento Bee | Photo: Jane Braxton Little, The Sacramento Bee

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