The SCAS General Meetings featuring guest speakers take place on the second Thursday of the month, at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange Hall at 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (click here for Google Maps directions). This building is on 17th Avenue between Capitola Road and Mattison Lane.

Upcoming Events

  • Theadora Fuerstenberg: “The Evolution of a Historic Property Treatment Plan: Two Years at P-31-001730 in Lincoln, Placer County, California” June 8, 2017

    A prehistoric, Middle-Archaic archaeological site in the Sierra Foothills, comprised of two bedrock milling stations and an extensive midden deposit, is situated in the middle of a planned housing development. It was identified in January 2015, tested in July 2015, and its eligibility was concurred upon by the Army Corps of Engineers and the State Historic Preservation Officer in July 2016. Preliminary obsidian hydration testing dates the site to circa 1,250 BP (Before Present). This talk describes the efforts made concerning avoidance, minimization, and mitigation of adverse effects to this site, and specifically touches on the extensive efforts employed by archaeologists and government agencies to finally decide on measures for a Historic Property Treatment Plan, Come hear the saga of how this came to pass, and hear the most recent updates on progress at this site!

2017 General Meeting Speaker Schedule

  • 1/12/17 – Bryan Much – Northwest Information Center, Sonoma State University
  • 2/9/17 –  (Canceled)
  • 3/9/17 – No speaker due to SCA Conference
  • 4/13/17 – Adela Morris, Institute for Canine Forensics
  • 5/11/17 – Pete Morris, ICF / Jones and Stokes
  • 6/8/17 – Theadora Fuerstenberg, Cardno
  • 9/14/17 – Al Schwitalla, LSA
  • 11/9/17 – Sarah Peelo, Albion Environmental

A list of past speakers can be found here.

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