Archaeology Day at the Santa Cruz Mission presented by SCAS and the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

This on-going Archaeology Demonstration Program is designed for young learners and is open to the general public. For lots of hands-on fun, come sort artifacts recovered from the site’s surface, and learn about some of the life-ways of California Indians and historic inhabitants of the Mission Adobe. Participants will be introduced to some of the ways archaeologists investigate clues about the past. Are there stories the artifacts will reveal? Everyone will have an opportunity to draw a favorite artifact and tour the museum to see if more can be learned about its use. Volunteers from SCAS and California State Park’s staff will be on hand to facilitate.

This event will be held on Saturday, January 24 at 1:00 pm at the Mission State Historic Park located at 144 School Street near downtown Santa Cruz.

For more information about this event and future volunteering opportunities, please contact Karen Johansson at You may also visit and choose the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for this and other programs offered at the park.

Visit the Outreach page for photos from the October and November Archaeology Demonstration events.

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