SATURDAY, FEB. 29 EVENTS
BEGOLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER LIBRARY
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Archaeology Lab Tours
Guided tours of the Archaeology Lab conducted by Colorado Desert Archaeology Society volunteers. Groups depart from the Visitor Center front door approximately every half hour. Last tour leaves the Visitor Center at 4:00pm.
A wonderful variety of quality items will be offered in a special silent auction. Visitors may place bids, or purchase items immediately at the buy-now price!
Click FUNdraiser for details!
Bidding closes at 4:30 p.m. Winning bids announced at 5 p.m. (Winners need not be present). Funds raised are used to help preserve and protect the Park’s cultural resources.
4:00 – 5:00 pm
FREE Sweet Tradition Social Hour will conclude the Saturday’s activities at the BARC. Everyone is invited to enjoy Root Beer Floats or Hot Chocolate and cookies — depending on the weather!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Native American Basket, Craft & Pottery display and sale. Pai Pai, Kumai, Kiliwa, and Cucapa potters and artisans from Baja California will show their work and demonstrate their craft making.
Pottery Making Demonstration & Kids’ Activities. Includes clay grinding, paddle-and-anvil construction techniques. By CDAS Archaeology volunteers. (Clay will be available for spectator participation.)
“Uses of Native Plants for Food, Medicine and Construction by Kumeyaay Tribes.” A demonstration table will feature various plants and their uses. By CDAS volunteer Suzanne Emery.
DISCOVERY ROOM AT VISITOR’S CENTER
“Current Archaeology Research in the Colorado Desert District
Begole’s Grant Contribution”
9:30 – 10:30 am “Obsidian Sourcing, Protein Residue analysis for Cuyamaca Ovals” by Begole Grant awardee Kent Manchen
10:30 – 11:30 am “Research on the Harkleroad Native American Ceramic Vessel Collection, San Diego Museum of Man” by Begole Grant Awardee Susan Hector, PhD
1:00 – 2:00 pm “Chronological Placement of Circular Rock Features and Rock Cairn Sites Using OSL Dating Method” by Begole Grant Awardee Joan Schneider, PhD
2:00 – 3:00 pm “Aerial Photo Documentation of Archaeological Features Using Quadcopter Drone-Mounted Camera” by Begole Grant Awardee Chuck Bennett