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PEOPLE: Archaeological Dig --- Cal State L.A.'s associate professor of Anthropology Patricia Martz was consulted by the Los Angeles Times as an expert on archaeology for an August 11 article, "Discovery of Bones Stirs Furor over Koll Project." The article was about fragments of ancient human remains found at Bolsa Chica mesa site.

Martz, who received her Ph.D. from UC Riverside, is an expert on archaeology, California Indians and cultural resource management. She was appointed by Governor George Deukmejian to serve as a member of the State Historical Resources Commission in 1990.

From 1996 to 1998, she conducted a project to relocate, evaluate, map, and record approximately 525 archeological sites on San Nicolas Island, California, as part of a $300,000 Department of Defense Legacy Grant. In 1996, she coordinated an archaeological field school in the Acari Valley, Peru, at the invitation of the California Institute of Peruvian Studies and with the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru. The field school included excavations at Pellejo Chico Alto, a habitation site dating from circa AD 1000 until after Spanish contact in 1532.

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For assistance, contact the Cal State L.A. Office of Publications/Public Affairs at (323) 343-3050.

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