Some archaeologists go to Egypt, some stay closer to home
From KCRA, a Sacramento California news station:
The property where Jaycee Dugard was held captive for 18 years became the focus
of an archaeological-style dig Friday as authorities revealed the discovery of
another bone and a soil "anomaly" that could indicate something lies buried in
an area where cadaver dogs earlier picked up a scent.
Bill Silva, a professional archaeologist
who has led excavations for ancient
skeletal remains and historical artifacts in California, said he picked up signs
of disturbed soil that could indicate a pit while running a manual radar in a
grid pattern around the Garrido property Friday.
"We have set it up just like an archaeological site, where we are looking for
real ephemeral remains", Silva said of the backyard dig in Antioch. "This is the
first crime scene I've worked on, unless you consider a Native American massacre