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'Island of Blue Dolphins' Cave Possibly Found

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« on: November 11, 2012, 03:02:33 am »

    'Island of Blue Dolphins' Cave Possibly Found

    Analysis by Rossella Lorenzi
    Thu Nov 1, 2012 04:57 PM ET
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Archaeologists might have finally found the cave of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island, whose solitary 18-year stay on a tiny island off the California coast inspired the children's classic "Island of the Blue Dolphins."

"The cave had been completely buried under several meters of sand. It is quite large and would have made a very comfortable home, especially in inclement weather," Navy archaeologist Steven Schwartz said at the California Islands Symposium last week in Ventura.

One of the most famous people associated with the Channel Islands, the Lone Woman belonged to the Nicoleno, a Native American tribe who lived on the remote wind-blasted island of San Nicolas off the Southern California coast.
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