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Closed! Journey into the Past: Archaeological Survey and Site Recording in the San Gabriel Mountains 2016

San Gabriel Mountains by USDA Forest Service/Thalia Ryder
San Gabriel Mountains

June 6-10, 2016

Must commit to full session

Join us on the Angeles National Forest as we continue our exploration of California’s history! Over the course of multiple years, Passport in Time volunteers have teamed up with Forest Service staff to conduct archaeological surveys throughout the San Gabriel Mountains, a region known for its extensive prehistoric and historic archaeology. Archaeological site documentation has ranged from Native American resource processing camps and habitation sites, to cabin remains, wagon roads, and mining sites associated with California’s earliest historic settlers. This year we will continue our journey into the past as we conduct archaeological surveys to locate, photograph, map and document further archaeological sites within the Angeles National Forest. Passport in Time volunteers will gain experience in systematic survey methods, map and compass reading, artifact recording, and so much more! Come join our team and you’ll get a chance to learn about the unique cultural history of the San Gabriel Mountains – see you in June!

Number of openings: 6

Special skills: Volunteers 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; water, vault toilets, no hook-ups; La Cresenta and Arcadia are full-service communities with hotels/motels, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for personal camping equipment/non-Forest Service lodging, food, extra water. Those not camping will meet daily at the Forest Service office in Arcadia; daily transportation between the study area and designated meeting place provided by the Forest Service

Nearest towns: Project based in Arcadia; Pasadena; 8 miles; La Canada; 12 miles

Applications due: April 18, 2016
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