National Geographic : 1953 Aug
+ A Hole Sunk 15 Feet in This Ridge Revealed a Prehistoric Burial Indians of Panama's south coast entombed their dead in deep chambers. Dr. Stirling surveys a site found by Alejandro L6pez (sitting), an amateur archeologist. Mrs. Stirling seeks shade from the 100-degree heat. Brush fires have cleared the land for crops. "4 Indians Watch the Excavation of an Ancestral Tomb Dr. Shirley Gage (center) treated native ills at El Uracillo. She scored a professional triumph by pulling a tooth for the jealous but pain-racked medicine man (bareheaded at center right). A large pot (left) held food and drink for the dead man's spirit.