Sequoia National Forest Sierra National Forest and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Announcement: 6th Annual DATA SHARE MEETING “ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA” Learn more here:
May 16th-19th, 2013
Annual Monache Gathering See the flyer here: Monache Flyer 2013
May 17, 2013
Lunch Time Lecture: How Did This Get Here? An Examination of Late Prehistoric Obsidian Artifact Distribution and Frequency in San Diego County, California
Time: noon – 1pm
Location: San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027
Perfect for flint-knapping and beautiful to behold, obsidian is always an exciting find at an archaeological site. However, as an exchange item with at least 80km between its quarry sources and San Diego County, its discovery also provides valuable information about exchange networks during the last period of our local prehistory. This presentation will outline how social organization and settlement patterns can be investigated through the examination of obsidian artifact distribution and frequency. Nikki Falvey will be completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego in June 2013. She has been a volunteer at the San Diego Archaeological Center since 2007 and at the South American Archaeology Lab at the University of California, San Diego since 2011. Currently, she is an intern with the California State Parks South Service Center. Bring a lunch and notebook. Drinks will be provided by the Center. Lunch Time Lectures are free to Center Members or with Center Museum admission. For more information about these events, please contact Annemarie Cox at 760-291-0370 or via email at gro.ygoloeahcraogeidnasnull@xoca. Become a member or renew your important Center Membership. Center Members receive many benefits, from free admission to discounted prices on programs and classes.
The Center for American Archaeology is pleased to offer a week-long, hands-on workshop in flaked-stone tool manufacturing technology as a part of our summer calendar in 2013. Tim Dillard, a phenomenal flintknapper with thirty years of experience, will lead the course. Lectures on flaked-stone reduction, chert, quarrying strategies, local geology, and technical aspects of knapping will set the stage for work sessions that will include billet percussion and pressure flaking techniques. Tim is the master of the use of the traditional antler billet for percussion flaking. Chert collection trips and heat-treating sessions are also a part of the week’s activities. Experienced and novice flintknappers alike are invited to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity. Tuition is $550 for the week and includes room, basic field lunch (sandwiches, chips, fruit, etc.) each day, and instruction from Tim. Each person also gets a one-year membership to the Center for American Archaeology. Breakfast and dinner are on your own. Dorms are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, hotplate, outdoor grill, and campfire area. Also, there are two local restaurants. If you have your own tools, please feel free to bring them, but it is not required. Participants will stay at one of the bunkhouse-style dormitories on the Center for American Archaeology campus. The class is limited to 12 people. Participants are responsible for making their own transportation arrangements. The Center can provide shuttle service to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport or the Alton, Illinois Amtrak station for a fee of $20.00 each way. If you are interested in learning more about the strategies and techniques used by prehistoric peoples to create their tools, this is the workshop for you. To enroll, complete a registration form and return it to the CAA office along with a 30% deposit ($165.00) or the full payment ($550.00). Upon receipt of a completed Registration Form, a confirmation letter, and a packet of additional information will be sent to you. A course syllabus will be provided upon arrival. Also, an Adult Medical Form and an Assumption of Risk/Permission to Photograph Form need to be completed before class starts. Read more here.
28th Annual California Indian Conference and Gathering
The California Indian Conference and Gathering is an annual event for the exchange of views and information among academics, educators, California Indians, students, tribal nations, native organizations and community members focusing on California Indians. A wide variety of topics are presented including:sovereignty, leadership, dance, storytelling, native languages, histories, law, political and social issues, federal recognition, families and children, education, economic development, arts, traditions and numerous others. We live in the homelands of California Indigenous peoples and their nations. It is of vital importance for Indians and non-Indians to be aware of current issues, as well as the histories and cultures of our first peoples of this state. Through the combined efforts of many individuals, organizations and tribal nations, we are looking forward to a successful event. We need the active participation of many to make this a reality. Therefore, we invite those who are interested, both on and off campus, to planning meetings at Sacramento State. Read more here.
The Center for the Study of the First Americans is hosting the international public conference “Paleoamerican Odyssey,” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Center will present three days of public lectures by leaders in the field of first Americans studies (archaeologists, paleoanthropologists, and geneticists) as well as posters and artifact displays. The conference is open to the public. Lists of speakers, exhibits, and displays, as well as information about the conference banquet and special lodging rates are available here.
For professionals and serious avocationals, there is still time to submit a poster proposal for the conference. The deadline is April 1, 2013. If interested, please visit our Call for Posters. Poster space is limited, so make sure you submit your poster proposal early!
September 28, 2013
Northern Data Sharing Meeting
Continuing the recent tradition of making the Northern Data Sharing Meeting a spectacular weekend at one of California’s scenic parks, this year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Town Hall in the city of Trinidad along the beautiful Pacific Coast in Humboldt County.
A catered lunch will be provided, and free camping is available on Friday (September 27) and Saturday (September 28) at nearby Patrick’s Point State Park for the first 100 members who reserve a spot.
Planned talks will highlight projects along California’s North Coast, but discussions on other geographic areas and topics are welcome. Presentation slots are still available.
Contact Northern Vice President Greg Collins (gro.emohacsnull@snillocg; 707-407-7491) for more information and check the SCA Facebook page fre- quently for updates!
SCA 48th Annual Meeting
Visalia, Visalia Convention Center