Discovering Archaeology at “Arch in the Park”

Saturday October 21, 2017

In support of International Archaeology Day, the San Diego County Archaeology Society (SDCAS) will sponsored an educational day of Archaeology and family fun all day on October 21st. This event will be at the Adobe Ranch House in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, 12122 Canyonside Park Drive in San Diego.

Colorado Desert Archaeology Society and Anza-Borrego Foundation volunteers plan to be on hand to represent ABDSP and celebrate all aspects of Archaeology. Volunteers will set up a table in the shade of a pepper tree and spend the day talking with visitors about Archaeology in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It’s always amazing that many folks have never been to our beautiful Park and are very curious.

Artifacts will be on display along with a Bighorn ram skull which always draws a lot of attention. Visitors, young and old can stop by to examine manos, sherds, to feel the smoothness of a grinding stone, and marvel at the handiwork of projectile points.

Our goal is to educate the public about Archaeology through presentations, games, and demonstrations. There will be many opportunities to ask questions, to listen and to swap stories on behalf of a shared interest in cultural resources.

Come join us! It will be a great day to celebrate Arch in a Park!


Colorado Desert Cultural Heritage Symposium

December 1 -3, 2017

Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center

The Symposium is sponsored by The Anza-Borrego Foundation and features interesting presentations about Colorado Desert rock art, native plant use, cultural resources in the state parks as well as many other topics. Click on Cultural Heritage for more information.


BARC Lab Update

Archaeology Laboratory curation and collection projects are open to all Archaeology Technicians. We are currently working on cataloging and cleaning our artifact collections at the BARC, the Visitor Center, Cuyamaca, Palomar and other locations. Come along with us and learn how!

Archaeology volunteers clean Kumeyaay pots

Our committee wishes to thank Gary Holmes for his on-going participation in the Boston-Paleo catalog, pictures and all. Thanks also to Susan, Julie, Mary Lou and Gary for donning their aprons and gloves to clean and catalog the artifacts kept at the Visitor Center.

Two CDAS volunteers clean-up the display pottery at the Visitor Center

by brushing the pot and air vacuuming the dust away.

Great appreciation to Paula and Rick Huls for their work on the media project.