Summer Archaeology Project at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

This announcement was sent to SCAS, and we’re sharing it here for anyone interested:

Do you like history? Have you ever wondered how history gets written? Archaeology is the process of investigating the past through analyzing material culture, and this summer you can join the history making process!

The Summer Archaeology Project (SAP) is held in collaboration between California State Parks and Santa Clara University. We meet every Monday, between 10 am and 2 pm, for 10 weeks during summer. SAP volunteers sort through material excavated from the site of the Native American Rancheria at the Santa Clara Mission. Studying this material helps answer critical questions about daily life for Native people in the Mission system.

As a SAP volunteer, you will receive training in archaeology lab methods from Linda Hylkema– the Director of Cultural Resources Management and Campus Archaeologist for Santa Clara University. We will also host guest speakers for enrichment programs, and finish the season with a field trip! This program is a great opportunity to connect with others in the community and in the professional fields. More information is included in the attached packet.

If you are interested in participating this summer please fill out this Google Form.

We will contact you afterwards to confirm your interest and get you a registration packet. If you would like additional information on the program, or the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, please visit our web-page!

Summer Archaeology Project Overview (PDF)

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