Hollister Field Office

Archaeology Month

Archaeology Month is part of a national program endorsed by the Society for American Archaeology to promote the preservation of our Nation's heritage.  California Archaeology Month is sponsored by the Society for California Archaeology and supported by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and California State Parks.  California Archaeology Month is observed in October to integrate with California's Kindergarten - Grade 12 educational curriculum on Native American and California history.

California Archaeology Month
Society for California Archaeology logo

In Partnership with the Society for California Archaeology

California Archaeology Glossary with great information on Chronological and Cultural Units, Ethnolinguistic Groups, Projectile Point Types and Ceramics

California Archaeology Month poster 2015

Like this poster?  Check out the previous years' posters sponsored by the Society for California Archaeology - "SCA Archaeology Month Poster Gallery."


Local Archaeology References of Interest:

"The Native Peoples of Santa Cruz County" - Allan Lonnberg, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

"Local Archaeologists Have Bone to Pick" - Tom Leyde, The Salinas Californian **This is an article about one of the photographers who contributed the image for this year's Archaeology Month posters.

Projectile point, photo by BLMPetryglyph, photo by BLMHistoric structures, photo by BLM

BLM Cultural Resources

Field Office Public Events

Lecture: "Archeology and History of Fort Ord National Monument" - Presented at various locations in northern Monterey County throughout the month of October and also on Access Monterey Peninsula (AMP) public television.

On July 18-19, 2015, an advanced workshop for the California Archaeological Site Stewarship Program (CASSP) was held by the BLM Hollister Field Office to locate, identify, and record historic structures and features at the Coast Dairies Management Area in Santa Cruz County.  For more information visit the CASSP web site or the Society for California Archaeology (SCA) web site for the entire 2015 CASSP Workshop Schedule.

International Archaeology Day

Saturday October 17, 2015

International Archaeology Day logo 2015

Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 630-5000
Fax: (831) 630-5055
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