8 Archaeological Sites In Northern California That Will Surprise You

From the gold rush of the 1800s to Spanish and Indian inhabitants, Northern California has a lot of rich history. Many places have been protected for future generations to learn about and enjoy. But, there are still other places in this part of the state where archaeologists continue to dig up treasures. We’ve included some below, along with a few other special finds we think you’ll be surprised to learn about.

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Where do you know of some archaeology digs going on in your neck of the woods? Have you ever stumbled up on something really cool from our state’s history?