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Closed!  Angeles National Forest Archaeological Survey and Site Recording 2015

June 8-12, 2015

Must commit to entire session

The Angeles National Forest needs your help as we conduct yet another important archaeological survey project in the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains! The region is known to have an extensive prehistoric and historic past, ranging from Native American resource processing camps and habitation sites, to cabin remains, wagon roads, and mining sites associated with California's earliest historic settlers. Passport in Time volunteers and Forest staff will conduct archaeological surveys to locate, photograph, map and document archaeological sites within the Angeles National Forest. The fieldwork will be conducted in an area with no facilities, but will surely provide a unique outdoor experience to those interested in the rich cultural history of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Number of openings: 6

Special skills: Must be physically capable of hiking long distances each day over moderate to rough terrain, and in a variety of weather conditions (mainly hot and dry with very little shade); previous archaeological survey, mapping, sketching, GPS, and/or photography experience helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Tent/RV camping available at no charge at nearby FS campground; water, vault toilets, no hook-ups; La Cresenta and Arcadia are full-service communities with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a complete range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own (non-FS) lodging/personal camping equipment, food, extra water, and daily transportation to FS office in Arcadia (if opting to stay in area accommodations rather than camp); transportation between study area and designated meeting place provided by FS

Nearest towns: Project based in Arcadia; Pasadena, 8 miles; La Canada, 8 miles

Applications due: April 13, 2015
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