Join SCAS for a presentation by Dr. Mike Grone on: “Applied Historical Ecology on the Santa Cruz Coast”.
DATE: Thursday, January 12, 2023
TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Pacific)
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This talk will focus on a collaborative historical ecology research program carried out over the past decade in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and the Santa Cruz District of California State Parks. Drawing upon archaeological data from the northern Santa Cruz coast spanning several thousand years, Dr. Grone will discuss trends in human relationships with coastal and marine resources, like shellfish and seaweed. He will emphasize the application of archaeological data for revitalizing and restoring traditional ecological knowledge suppressed during the mission period, as well as for providing deep time baselines of environmental change and more sustainable approaches for contemporary stewardship practices.
Dr. Mike Grone is the Associate State Archaeologist for the Santa Cruz District of California Parks and Recreation. Prior to working for Parks, he worked for the Amah Mutsun Land Trust as a manager of their Coastal Stewardship Program and Archaeological Resource Management Program. His research focuses on the historical ecology of coastal resources in the northern Monterey Bay Area and is ultimately geared towards integrating archaeological data and traditional ecological knowledge to guide policy, conservation efforts, and resource management practices.