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November 14, 2019

IAD Celebrated in San Diego at Arch in the Park


Visitors at the entrance to Arch in the Park. Photo courtesy of San Diego County Archaeological Society.

The San Diego County Archaeological Society held its 21st Annual Arch in the Park event this year in celebration of both International Archaeology Day and California Archaeology Month. The event is held at the NRHP-listed Los Peñasquitos Ranch House, and celebrates archaeology through the singing of Kumeyaay Bird Songs, flint knapping demonstrations, ranch house tours, a native basket weaving activity, and a demonstration of the Kumeyaay creation story. Over 400 people attended, and 39 organizations ranging from university archaeology clubs, cultural resource management firms, and federal and state agencies participated by hosting educational tables with displays or activities. Two local community colleges also have active field school excavations at the ranch house, which gives visitors a unique opportunity to see local archaeologists in action.

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