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8,000-Year-Old Nomadic Camps Discovered in Baja California

Archaeologists have unearthed eight sites on the Baja Peninsula where nomadic groups setup fishing camps after moving out of the mountains and to the shores of the Sea of Cortez. The sites are at least 8,000 years old, and the tools found at them are similar to those found at sites a bit north in California.

These sites were discovered during the construction of a new highway through the Peninsula. The discovery of these ancient sites is a powerful reminder of the rich heritage of Baja, and also what’s at stake of being forever lost through unchecked development.

In 2012, we’ll be embarking on a new expedition into the Sea of Cortez that will explore the history of Baja’s missions and ancient petroglyphs. If you’re interested, call an Expedition Specialist (1.800.EXPEDITION) to let us know, and we’ll send you more information the moment it becomes available.