California - Angeles NF
Closed! Angeles NF Archaeological Survey and Site Recording 2019
Angeles National Forest – San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
April 29-May 3, 2019
Must commit to entire session
The Angeles National Forest needs your help once again to conduct an important archaeological project in the San Gabriels! This year we will continue on our journey as we conduct surveys to locate, photograph, map and document archaeological sites within the San Gabriel Mountains. The area is known to contain both historic (cabin remains, wagon roads, mining activities) and prehistoric archaeological sites (Native Californian encampments). Passport in Time volunteers will gain experience in systematic survey methods, map and compass reading, artifact recording, and so much more! Fieldwork will be conducted in an area with no facilities, but this is a fantastic and breathtakingly beautiful region. We will begin Monday morning (April 29th), but it is advised to arrive on Sunday, the 28th to set up camp – Forest Service archaeologists will be at the campground to greet you beginning Sunday afternoon. Join our team as we discover the rich history of this important cultural landscape of California!
Please note that due to the government shutdown and shortened turn-around time for this project, and in order to give selectees plenty of time to make travel arrangements, we will only accept applications until all slots are filled, so apply today!
Number of openings: 6
Special skills: Previous archaeological survey, mapping/compass reading, artifact identification, photography, and/or sketching experience helpful, but not required
Minimum age: 18 years old
Facilities: Tent/RV camping available at no charge at Chilao Campground; water, vault toilets; no hook-ups (and no cell phone coverage); Arcadia, Pasadena, and Palmdale are full-service communities with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities, however, all are over an hour away from the campground/basecamp; volunteers responsible for own lodging/personal camping equipment, food, packs, drinking water, and daily transportation (if opting to lodge off-site); participants will be transported to and from the campground and study area each day
Nearest towns: La Cresenta, 25 miles; Palmdale, 32 miles; Arcadia, 40 miles
Applications due: Ongoing until filled