Sun Mar 1 Field Trips & Events

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

EVENTS

VISITOR CENTER

9 am – 12 pm

Native American Basket, Craft & Pottery Display. Items will be for sale.

 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

  • 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 a variety of plants and their uses.

 

FIELD TRIPS TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

8:30 am to 1 pm  “Yaqui Pass Hunting Blind” 

Lines of rock cairns have been recorded in several areas in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The stone-cairn line features are sometimes associated with rock walls, either natural or built, which may represent hunting blinds. The stone features are within or adjacent to areas known to be regularly used by groups of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). This field trip will visit one of these sites. Participants will meet at the Mall parking lot adjacent to the Post Office where carpooling will be arranged. We will drive to the Yaqui Pass area. Trip leader will be Joan Schneider, PhD, a retired state park archaeologist and Begole Grant recipient. Trip is limited to 20 people.  $5 fee. Click Register to sign up.

 

9 am – 2 pm “Mine Wash Indian Village”

CDAS archaeology volunteer Suzanne Emery will lead a special tour through the Mine Wash Archaeological Village Site. This village was occupied and used extensively by the Kumeyaay People around 1000 years ago and again during the 1600s. During our walk over the relatively gentle open desert, we will observe a variety of features associated with seasonal habitation, food gathering and food preparation. Archaeological features we will see include bedrock milling and grinding, as well as examples ofthe mysterious pecked cupules found throughout the region. Participants will meet at the Mall parking lot adjacent to the Post Office where carpooling will be arranged. High clearance vehicles are necessary for this trip. Trip is limited to 20 people.  $5 fee. Click Register to sign up.

 

9 am – 2 pm “Morteros Site”

Join CDAS volunteer archaeologist Sam Webb for a behind-the-scenes tour of this Kumeyaay seasonal village. Learn how agave was harvested and then cooked in roasting pits. View the many rock art paintings,cupules and bedrock milling features located at this undated village site. Participants will meet at the Mall parking lot adjacent to the Post Office where carpooling will be arranged. We will drive to Little Blair Valley Cultural Preserve. Trip is limited to 20 people. $5 fee. Click Register to sign up.