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The Burial Ground in Agoura Hills CA

The Burial Ground in Agoura Hills CA

I have posted some articles in the past about the rich history of Agoura Hills CA and surrounding communities, all together called the Conejo Valley CA. The native population that settled this region of California for 1,000's of years, up until the late 1700's was the Chumash Indians.The Burial Ground In Agoura Hills CA

What I recently found out, courtesy of the recently released book "Images of America Agoura Hills" by Susan Pascal, is that in 1969 a Von's Supermarket anchored shopping center out here in Agoura Hills (a staple in our community), upon commencing construction, found human remains. Work was stopped and for about 6 months archaeologists and other performed a full excavation of the site and found that it was a Chumash burial ground of hundreds of bodies that were found, which supposedly was used by the Chumash from 1600 to 1785.

As Ms. Pascal points out in her book, a Chumash elder of today said that the bodies that were removed in 1969 from the site received a proper burial at an undisclosed location. A lot of the artifacts found at this site are on view at the local Chumash Indian Museum

A bit crazy to think that our modern suburban neighborhood we work, eat, go to school, shop, and sleep was home to the burial ground in Agoura Hills CA. No wonder why a lot of my friends and neighbors, as well as myself, see things floating around our homes periodically.

The Burial Ground in Agoura Hills CA




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Comment balloon 4 commentsJay & Michelle Lieberman • September 03 2013 11:25AM


So near and yet so far.  I know nothing about Agoura Hills.  This is an interesting snippet.  

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) about 3 years ago

Right in our backyard.

Posted by Jay & Michelle Lieberman, Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos (Keller Williams World Class) about 3 years ago

I love these kinds of stories.  It adds a rich heritage to our streets and highways.  The moment to stop and think this land has served many people over many many years.  Thanks for the history.


Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) about 3 years ago
I bought the same book. I lived in Westlake Village n 1972. The Vons in Agoura was built long after 1969. About 1980 maybe.
Posted by Stewart over 2 years ago

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