SATURDAY, FEB. 29 EVENTS
BEGOLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER LIBRARY
9 am – 4:30 pm FUNdraiser/MARKETPLACE
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!
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 – 5 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!
9:30 am – 4 pm
Guided tours of the Archaeology Lab & FUNdraiser/MARKETPLACE conducted by Colorado Desert Archaeology Society volunteers. Groups depart from the Visitor Center front door approximately every half hour.
10 am – 4 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 – 2 pm “Chronological Placement of Circular Rock Features and Rock Cairn Sites Using OSL Dating Method” by Begole Grant Awardee Joan Schneider, PhD
2 – 3 pm “Aerial Photo Documentation of Archaeological Features Using Quadcopter Drone-Mounted Camera” by Begole Grant Awardee Chuck Bennett