After having dug to a depth of 10 yards last year, New York scientists
found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the
conclusion that their New York ancestors already had a telephone
network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed,
California scientists dug to a depth of 20 yards, and shortly after,
headlines in the LA Times newspaper read:
'California archaeologists have found traces of 200 year old copper
wire and have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced
high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New
Yorkers.' One week later, the 'Ness County News,' a local news paper
in Ness City, KANSAS., reported the following:
'After digging as deep as 30 yards in wheat fields near Beeler, KS,
Larry Guy, a self- taught archaeologist and dyed-in-the-wool Jayhawk
fan, reported that he found absolutely nothing.
Larry has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Kansas had already