Topic ID #26023 - posted 1/7/2013 8:50 PM

Pimu Catalina Archaeology Project Field School 2013


July 8th-August 2nd, 2013

Santa Catalina Island is an important hub for the intermingling of people and the exchange of ideas and objects. Surrounded by rich marine and lithic resources, Island people were contributors to an extensive trade network throughout southern California and the Southwest. 

The Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School is run in partnership with California State University Northridge (CSUN) each student is awarded 8 semester credit units. 

PCIAFS provides students with a practical working knowledge of survey, excavation, lab and cataloging methods as well as the application of cultural resource and environmental law and policies within a land conservancy. All this happens while being immersed in 9,000 years of cultural history with lectures given by local experts, Tongva tribal members, and research professionals.

Now in its sixth year, we have trained over 60 students from all over the country and have documented over 35 different archaeological sites across Catalina Island. The field school is part of the ongoing Pimu Catalina Island Archaeology Project (PCIAP), which is working to assess and protect archaeological sites on Catalina Island.  
Join us for our next year of research!

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