Eclectic Archeological Exchange – Australian Aboriginal Dream Time Rock Art and Early Homo Sapiens

Eclectic Archeological Exchange
“Aboriginal Dream Time Rock Art and Australian Early Homo Sapiens (Mungo Lady and Man)”
Saturday, June 10, 2017
12:00 p.m. at
Carolyn & Gordon McGregor’s
1334 Mission Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608
SAS avocational members, Tom and Jan Johansen visited Australia in November 2016. They focused on rock art and early Homo Sapiens in Australia. On June 10th they will share photos and stories from their exploration. The rock art sites visited included: Split Rock near Cooktown, Ubirr in Kakadu near Darwin, Anbangbang, Burrunggui and Nanguluwurin in Kakadu, Uluru near Alice Springs, Bunjil, Billimina and Manja near Grampians, and Ku-ring-gai near Sydney.
The main early Home Sapien archaeological site visited was Mungo Lake. At this site Mungo Lady (dated to 40,000 BP) and Mungo Man (dated to 34,000 BP) were excavated.
Please RSVP by June 1 to Carolyn McGregor at sabrina53@earthlink.net. Guests are welcome.

Vasco Caves Rock Art Tour

Vasco Caves Rock Art Tour
Monday, May 8, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Naturalist, Virginia Delgado from East Bay Regional Parks will lead a private visit to Vasco Caves Rock Art in East Bay. This Regional Preserve contains Indian rock art, part of a complex that reaches back nearly 10,000 years.
This is a Members only event and attendance is limited. Contact Tom Johansen at av8r@cloudbear.com for reservations.
For more information on the site see www.cbparks.org/parks/vasco.

Rock Art and Native American Culture Tour

Rock Art and Native American Cultural Tour
Vallecitos Rock Art and Museums
Friday, March 24, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at Tecate and Rumorosa, Mexico
Sponsored by Sacramento Archeological Society Inc. and Corredor Histórico CAREM, A.C. and Tecate Community Museum
This unique tour features guided tour of Kumiai museum/Tecate Community Museum, guided (Spanish & English) tour of Rock Art-Vallecitos and a visit to Campo Alaska Museum.

The cost per person is $75.00. Cost Includes: Transportation, Guide, Entrance fee to Vallecitos and Museums, Lunch, Water, Tips and donation to CAREM.

Attendees must be members in good standings of Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc. Reservations are required. Please make your reservations by contacting Jan Johansen at janjohansen@sbcglobal.net.

Eclectic Exchange

Eclectic Archeological Exchange
Saturday, March 4, 2017
12:00 p.m. at
Carolyn & Gordon McGregor’s
1334 Mission Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608

Please note that the date of the Eclectic Archeological Exchange has changed to March 4, 2017.

Have you ever wondered how artifacts were dated? Paul K. Davis will shed light on current techniques and practices. He will provide a brief survey and comparison of many dating methods from radioactive to tree rings etc., with a chart comparing their applicability to different materials and age ranges.

In addition Gerrit Fenenga will review Oregon “Older than Clovis” Archaeology as revealed in the SAS 2016 Oregon Tour.
Program
12:00 pm Meet and greet followed by lunch catered by Carolyn McGregor
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Paul K. Davis, “Age Measurement Techniques”
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Gerrit Fenenga, “Oregon ‘Older than Clovis’ Archaeology”

RSVP to Carolyn McGregor at sabrina53@earthlink.net. Guests are welcome.

Annual Scholar Symposium

Annual Scholar Symposium
By
Scholarship Recipients
Sunday, January 15, 2017
12:30 – 5:00 p.m.
at
Yolo County Library, Arthur F. Turner Branch
1212 Merkley Avenue,
West Sacramento, CA 95691

University of California Scholars will be presenting on their involvement in recent archaeological research.
Roshanne Shirley Bakhtiary – University of California, Davis graduate student. “Stable Isotope Evidence of Seasonal Shellfish Harvesting and Consumption in Prehistoric Central CA”. The summer of 2016 she directed a field school where an inland midden deposit in Santa Clara County (CA-SCL-330) was excavated. She used the scholarship award to conduct stable oxygen isotopic analyses of ancient shellfish collected from the site.
Amanda Dobrov – University of California, Berkeley student. “Roman Amphoras of North Africa: Markers of A Pan-Mediterranean Economy”. The summer of 2016 she was part of a team at the American Academy in Rome in connection with the Palatine East Pottery Project, (PEPP).
Sarah A. Hall – California State University, Chico graduate student. “Re-examining Stature Estimation Methods in a US Historic Cemetery: Skeletal Analysis of Remains at Valley Medical Center.” The summer of 2016 she studied adult skeletons from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Cemetery (SCVMCC) collection, housed at California State University, Chico.
Anna Khrustaleva – University of California Santa Barbara student. “Excavation in Lower Illinois River Valley: Investigations at the Audrey-North Site”. During the summer of 2016 she attended a six week excavation project under the direction of Dr. Grey Wilson, UCSB on Audrey-North Site, a lower Illinois Mississippian River Valley occupation site.
Jason Miszaniec – University of California, Davis, graduate student. “Exploratory Testing and Mapping of a Large Prehistoric Village, Shaktoolik , Alaska”.  During a two week field season in 2016 he collected organic samples for radiocarbon dating from the Difchahak (NOB-005) site at Shaktoolik, Norton Sound, Alaska. The funds that he received from Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc. were applied to the cost of radiocarbon dating of samples.
Jewell Cora Soriano – University of California Berkeley student. “After Reform: A Study of Land-Use Pattern Following Rapid Social Change in the Bolivian Altiplano”. The summer of 2016 she worked on an archaeological project in Bolivia. The Taraco Archaeological Project has been excavating the area since 1992 and during the 2016 summer began a targeted mapping project of key archaeological sites on the Taraco Peninsula.

Annual Meeting Featuring Neandertal Research and Carbonized Wood Identification

Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc.’s Annual Meeting

Featuring

“Current Neandertal Research and Identification of Carbonized Wood Remains”

By University of California Scholars

Saturday, December 3, 2016

12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

at

Carolyn and Gordon McGregor’s home

1334 Mission Ave.

Carmichael, CA 95608

At our annual meeting we are pleased to have four University of California Scholars who received SAS scholarships present their research, field work, and training. Naomi Martisius, Susan E. Lagle and Samantha Dunham have been studying Neandertals in Europe. Each will speak on their research and experiences. Mallory Melton is analyzing the La Blanca wood assemblage.  She will speak on her training in taxonomic identification of carbonized wood remains that she received at the Boston University’s Wood Identification Workshop.

Paleo-Indians in California

Saturday, October 15, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by Maidu Museum & Historical Site

1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville, CA 95661

Archaeologists present viewpoints on Paleo-Indians (the first people who entered and inhabited the Americans) with a focus on recent research, important sites and artifacts in California.

Program

10:00 a.m. Tour of Maidu Rock Art – Dan Foster

11:00 a.m. – Paleo-Indian Introduction – John Foster, “SAS Texas & Oregon Tour Insights.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch break (Bring you own lunch or get lunch in the area an enjoy museum)

1:00 to 1:45 p.m. – Gerrit Fenenga, “Witt Site–Tulare Lake”

1:45 to 2:30 p.m. – Rick Fitzgerald, “Paleo-Coastal Tradition: Real or Imagined 30 years later”

2:30 to 2:45 p.m. – Break

2:45 to 3:30 p.m. – Greg White, “Borax Lake & Northern Sites”

3:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Closing

Open to the Public –Donations welcome

For more information contact Ruth McElhinney at 916-396-4945

 

Paleo-Indian Oregon Tour

Paleo-Indian Oregon Tour
July 16, 2016 to July 24, 2016

Join Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc.’s Tour of Oregon Paleoindian, Obsidian and other Volcanic Sites.
• Paleoindian – The Older Than Clovis (OTC) sites include Sage Hen Gap, Rimrock Draw Rock Shelter, and Paisley Caves. Sheep Mountain is a Clovis Site on the tour.
• Geological – Over centuries Oregon was the site of extensive volcanic activity. The tour visits many prominent obsidian, and other volcanic sites including Fort Rock, Glass Buttes, French Glen Dump, Newberry Crater, Lava River Cave, Lava Butte, and Hole-in-the-Ground Volcanic Crater.
• Museums – A visit to Favell Museum in Kamath Falls begins the tour.

Dennis Fenwick, Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc Member is organizing the tour. If you are interested in joining any part of the tour and/or have questions, please contact Dennis Fenwick at dennis.t.fenwick@msn.com or 916-281-7237 cell or 916-373-1465.
The number of participants may be limited. Reservations will be accepted by Dennis on a first come basis.
The tour is for members in good standing with membership dues current for 2016 only.

Eclectic Archaeological Exchange: Mysteries of Ancient Orkey and Great Britain on June 19, 2016

Eclectic Archeological Exchange

June 19, 2016, Sunday

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Carolyn & Gordon McGregor’s

1334 Mission Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608

 

In August, 2015 several members of Sacramento Archeological Society, Inc. joined members of the Council for British Archaeology for an archaeological tour of the Scottish Orkney.  Orkney has world famous Neolithic villages of Skara Brae and Ness of Brodgar which is currently being excavated, Maeshowe chambered tomb and amazing henge monuments of Brodgar and Stennes – all part of our World Heritage Site.  After the Orkney tour the travelers continued to visit archeological sites in Scotland, England and Ireland.

 

Program:

Jan Johansen, SAS Board Member will share Orkney photos and stories in the presentation “Mysteries of Ancient Orkney”.

Paul K. Davis, SAS Board Member will present “Archeological Sites in Great Britain”, tidbits from his visit to other archeological/anthropological sites in the Great Britain following the Orkney tour.

An informal discussion will follow including comments from additional Orkney tour participants: Jeremy Johansen, Tom Johansen, Ruth McElhinney, and Knuti VanHoven.

 

Carolyn McGregor is happy to cater the event.  She will be serving a light lunch featuring salads, sandwiches, dessert and assorted beverages.  Guests are welcome.

 

To confirm your attendance so that Carolyn prepares the right amount of food, please RSVP Carolyn at sabrina53@earthlink.net.