Category Archives: Tours

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 for reservations.
For more information on the site see

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

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 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.

Clear Lake Tour on May 4 -6, 2016

Clear Lake Tour

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Friday, May 6, 2016


Sacramento Archeological Society is pleased to offer a “prehistory tour” of the Clear Lake area.  This tour is a follow up to our “Talking Stone and Sacred Stories” event at the Maidu Museum and Historical Site on November 7, 2015 when we showed the outstanding film, “A Walk through Time:  A Story of Anderson Marsh”.  This tour will take you to sites introduced in the film. We are pleased to have Dino Beltran, Dr. John Parker, Deborah McLear-Gary and Deanna Commons from the Archaeological Conservancy lead the tour.


The itinerary for the tour is as follows:

May 4, 2016, Wednesday:

Presentations at Best Western El Grande Inn, Clearlake, CA


May 5, 2016, Thursday:

Borax Lake Obsidian Source – John Parker

Borax Lake Site – Deanna Commons

Anderson Marsh State Park – John Parker and Dino Beltran


May 6, Friday:

Mount Konoki Obsidian –Deborah McLear-Gary and John Parker

Fetzer Housepit Village Site – Foster and Fenenga

Keystone Petroglyph Rock – Dan, Gerrit, Deborah, John


For more information contact Dan Foster at

Texas Archaeological Tour starting on 10/11/2015

Texas Archaeological Tour of Pre-Clovis/Clovis/Paleoamerican sites starting on 11/11/2015 

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 to Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Starting at Austin, TX concluding at Houston,TX with variable ending points depending on your schedule

Archaeologist, Mike Collins, PhD, tour host


Sacramento Archeological Society is pleased to offer an extensive archaeological tour of 29 locations in Texas, including 19 Paleoindian sites (three Pre-Clovis sites, 10 Clovis sites and 6 Late Paleoindian sites).  These date from 15,500 to 500 B.P.

The tour is hosted by Mike Collins, PhD (Research Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos) and director of Gault School of Archeological Research (GSAR).

Sites planned to be visited include:  Gault, Friedkin, Wilson-Leonard, Spring Lake, Knibbe, Kincaid, Arenosa, Devils Mouth, Seminole, Eagle Nest, Bondfire, Big Lake, Midland, Shifting Sands, Lubbock Lake, Plainview, Black Water Draw, Horne, and McFaddin Beach.   Additionally, we will visit University Museum and Private Collections that came from these sites.

If you are interested in joining us for all of part of this tour, contact Dennis Fenwick at  or 916-373-1465 (cell). For more information view our event flier.