Workers excavating parts of Fourth Street between Howard and Folsom to relocate utility lines for the Central Subway's forthcoming Moscone Station recently came across what could be evidence of the the area's early inhabitants.

While there's no evidence yet to suggest anything creepy like a Poltergeist-style Indian Burial ground underneath the Metreon, archaeologists assigned to sort through deposits of clam and cockle shells have uncovered some items of interest: "bones from native wildlife and some manmade items" including a "bone awl," - which is a tool "used for piercing holes through leather or other soft materials."

[Central Subway Blog]