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Writing about early humans rummaging around Barstow (between Vegas and Los Angeles), and showing early signs of tool-making skills, BLDG BLOG also drops this nugget. Who knew? "Looking into this strange coincidence of American roadworks and ancient humanity further, I soon discovered that Caltrans – the California Department of Transportation – actually maintains a series of ongoing archaeological projects, including an official Archaeology Branch. They study landscape phenomena such as "the ruins of linear structures" (i.e. "road ruins")." [BLDG BLOG]