Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

There are still a few spaces available in the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School, a collaborative research project with Tongva/Gabrielino tribal members, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy and the California State University, Northridge. The field school runs from July 13, 2011 to August 17, 2011 and is Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) certified.

In our fourth year, the field school provides students with practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, lab and cataloging methods while immersing them in the 9,000 years of prehistoric maritime history of the Tongva/Gabrielino nation. Students will also learn about how to apply cultural resource laws to public sector archaeological work.

Situated just off the coast of Los Angeles, Catalina Island was historically an important trading supply outpost for Southern California and beyond. The field school is part of the on-going Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Project (PCIAP), which is working to assess and protect archaeological sites on Catalina.

For More Information See: http://www.pimu.weebly.com

Please contact Wendy Teeter at wteeter@arts.ucla.edu or at (310) 825-1864 if you would like to participate.

Desiree Martinez
Co-Director, Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Field School

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