Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Giants Graveyard Discovered North of San Francisco

Giants Graveyard Discovered North of San Francisco


San Francisco Call, September 19, 1913

     The bones of 25 aborigines were dug up yesterday on the site of the old James J. Taylor ranch at Yolando, near San Anselmo and with the skeletons were found mortars of a period long before the Digger Indians came to California and several hundred arrow heads.
     The bones were all in a good state of preservation and one of the skulls had all its teeth intact. From observation of the skeletons it is thought the men must have been of great stature, seven feet tall at least. They may have been members of the Tamal Mt. Tamalpais gets its name.