- Tom King: “Fiction as an Archaeological Research Tool” (March 14, 2019)
- Adrian Praetzellis: “Archaeology of the Despised” (April 11, 2019)
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Charr Simpson-Smith will receive “The Golden Shovel Award” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology
The Golden Shovel Award is a special presidential commendation given to longstanding members of the Society who have made significant contributions to California Archaeology through continued efforts in the field and/or laboratory.
“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
Although public archaeology conceptually has different meanings for different practitioners, many archaeologists share a passion to connect people and the past in ways that help bridge cultural differences. Archaeology exists amidst collaboration and dialogue among members of diverse communities and reinforces the notion that our history is a collective one. Public archaeology defines the place where artifacts tell a story and listening to many voices in the present allows us to hear those stories. The presentation of archaeology to young learners collates a physical activity, educational fun in the field, and brings the meaning of history and the discovery of a relevant past into the hands of both students and educators Continue reading