Public Archaeology Day

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Come learn about the exciting field of archaeology and the diversity of California’s cultures and their past.  There will be fun hands-on activities, displays on sites around California, volunteer information, demonstrations and more!  Archaeology fans of all ages welcome to this free event!


 Hands-on activities for all ages!

Participating organizations:

  • National Park Service: Juana’s Kitchen – Ranger Fatima impersonates historical figure Juana Briones and teaches how to grind corn and make tortillas.
  • Society of Primitive Technology – Ken Peek will demonstrate flintknapping
  • California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program (CASSP) – will promote site stewardship and recruit potential volunteers
  • UC Berkeley Archaeological Research Facility – hands-on activities for kids
  • Napa Valley Museum – historical trunk programs
  • Robin Fies – exhibit on master’s thesis
  • Calicanto Associates – California history through song
  • California Fandago Project – Spanish colonial/Gold rush era dances
  • And much more!

Questions?  Email Jules Evans-White at