Throwback Thursday: Anthropology Department Investigates Historical Site on Chowchilla River

Thursday, June 21, 2018
MADERA TRIBUNE -- Digging had resumed on the Chowchilla River at the Buchanan Reservoir site for Indian artifacts and the remains of early white settlements. Crews led by Tom King from San Francisco State said Tuesday that the Anthropology Department personnel are at work now in a probable cemetery site about three miles upstream and across the river from the burial grounds and house pits uncovered last year. A concerted effort will be made to investigate the dynamics of early Miwok Indian-white contact, according to King. The history of white occupation of the reservoir region will also be investigated.