A Message from the Santa Cruz Archaeological Society:
Please stay safe and healthy in these unprecedented and difficult times. We look forward to resuming our regular meetings and seeing all of you again soon.
About the SCAS
The Santa Cruz Archaeological Society (SCAS) is a non-profit organization working with multiple agencies, local schools, Native American tribes, and other interest groups to help showcase and preserve local history. A core mission of the Santa Cruz Archaeological Society is to educate the public – including adults, high school students, and others sharing a fascination with California’s unique history and cultures – on recent theories and current archaeological research in the Monterey Bay region, California, and beyond.
The Santa Cruz Archaeological Society is also a member of the Council of Allied Societies, a forum organized by the Society for American Archaeology for the advancement of archaeology and the exchange of information about cultural resources protection. In recent years, SCAS has visited primary school classrooms focusing on California history and the Society also regularly participates in the Santa Cruz County History Fair, job fairs, the Aptos Farmer’s Market, and profession meetings of the Society for California Archaeology.
The Santa Cruz Archaeological Society also holds an annual California Archaeology Month Film Fest in October, as well as lectures on local and other specific archaeological topics at free monthly meetings open to the public. Students, parents, grandparents, and anyone with an interest in archaeology, anthropology, or history is invited to join the Santa Cruz Archaeological Society and be a part of the longstanding effort to help preserve local heritage for the future.
In the Spotlight
- Linda Yamane’s Basket Transformed into a Striking Mosaic Mural in East Oakland Honoring the First Nation Ohlone January 2021 article by Frances Phillips from the Creative Work Fund: https://creativeworkfund.org/news/linda-yamanes-basket-transformed-into-a-striking-mosaic-mural From artist Jess Medina’s Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10218784190543884&id=1474039349&sfnsn=mo
- Wikipedia Santa Cruz Archaeology Updates: Redman-Hirahara Farmstead, the Lost Adobe and Phoenix Buttons in California Rob Edwards’ recent Wikipedia online encyclopedia updates include: the Redman-Hirahara Farmstead, the Lost Adobe and an entry on Phoenix Buttons in California. Various excavations of the Lost Adobe and the Redman-Hirahara Farmstead were performed by SCAS members. Links below: Redman-Hirahara Farmstead Lost Adobe Phoenix Buttons
- Archaeology Field School: So, What Did You Learn? (video)
"So, What Did You Learn? Perspectives on the Importance of Field School." Interviews with archaeology students and professionals California. Filmed by Fernando Gonzalez at the Cabrillo College Archaeological Field School in 2014, on Santa Rosa Island. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mClxHZEwQ0