San Diego County Archaeological Society

Sponsors the The Fourth Tuesday Evening Lecture Series

The Fourth Tuesday Evening Lecture Series for 2007 resumes on September 25, 2007 and will take place indoors at the Los Peñasquitos Adobe. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. with the lecture following some short announcements. The San Diego County Archaeological Society is pleased to present lectures by two San Diego County archaeologists (Dennis Gallegos and Richard Carrico) who will speak about the archaeology and the peoples of San Diego County from prehistory up to the Hispanic Period.

September 25th, (Saturday), 7:30 pm Los Peñasquitos Ranch Adobe

12122 Canyonside Park Drive, San Diego, CA 92129

Presenters: Dennis R. Gallegos and Richard L. Carrico

California Borderlands Archaeology: The Past 10,000 Years by Dennis R. Gallegos

Otay Mesa/Tijuana Lagoon/Kuchamaa have been occupied by native peoples for over 9,800 years. This region contains over 600 archaeological sites including early to late Holocene villages, temporary camps, shell processing camps, lithic scatters and quarries. These archaeological sites demonstrate the use of local resources, production of stone tools including atlatl and arrow points, and changes in technology and land use patterning.

Title: Ethnohistory on the Border: The Prehispanic and Hispanic Periods by Richard L. Carrico

The native people (Kumeyaay/Tipai) who occupied the area now bisected by the International Border represents a story often neglected in the formal histories of San Diego and the two Californias (Baja and Alta California). This presentation will focus on Late Period villages, adaptation to Spanish colonialism and contributions to Spanish economic and cultural life, and borderlands native peoples in the modern era.

Cost: FREE

Directions:

Meeting location is at Los Peñasquitos Ranch adobe (within Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve). Located south of the Rancho Peñasquitos area of San Diego County. Take Black Mountain Road to the Canyonside Park Driveway, just north of Mercy Road in Rancho Penasquitos. Drive west past the ball fields and parking lots, following the signs to the Ranch House. Access is on the dirt road, through the white wooden gate (open during visiting hours). Parking is located next to the large barn. The adobe structure is south of the barn.

-- Raymond Lutz - 13 Sep 2007
Topic revision: r1 - 2007-09-13, RaymondLutz
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