Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Museum curation crisis update Where will next trove of artifacts be stored?
As local developers increasingly must finance archaeological digs on their land before building, there is a growing question about where to store the remnants of the past that are excavated.

It is expected to become more of a problem as major projects — including the Copelands’ Chinatown Project and Garden Street Terraces on Marsh Street—are proposed for historic areas of downtown San Luis Obispo.

Both are large hotel, retail and residential projects, but Chinatown in particular will be on some of the oldest continually occupied land in the county. Archaeologists expect it to produce possibly many layers of artifacts from bygone San Luis Obispo.

Only a local story.