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Historical Archaeology

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 78–90 | Cite as

A little slice of heaven: Investigations at Rincon cemetery, Prado Basin, California

  • James Brock
  • Steven J. Schwartz
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Abstract

Preliminary investigations at an unmarked, late 19th- to early 20th-century cemetery have produced information on little-understood early Californio mortuary practices and culture. The cemetery is associated with the now extinct town of Rincon and may require relocation in the future. Historical records indicate a probable cemetery population of about 90. A proton magnetometer survey of the site identified 82 anomalies representing possible graves. Four of the strongest anomalies were tested, with each producing positive results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Brock
    • 1
  • Steven J. Schwartz
    • 2
  1. 1.Archaeological Advisory GroupNewport BeachUSA
  2. 2.Environmental DivisionNaval Air StationPoint MuguUSA

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