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1:15 Welcome by Josiah Gallop, 19th Century Merchant and Sacramento Alderman.
Adrian Praetzellis, Anthropological Studies Center

1:30 Globalization as Garbage. Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal, Stanford University

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From Arrowheads to Gunflints: Chipping Stone in the Age of Metal.
John Dougherty, PAR Environmental Services, and Melissa Gallagher, Anthropological Studies Center

From Plants to Baskets: Basketry Arts of Native Californians.
California Indian Basketweavers Association (CIBA); Shannon Brawley, Kathy Wallace, Dixie Rogers, L. Frank, and Don Hankins, CIBA; Ken Wilson, Bureau of Land Management.

Forensic Dogs Find Bones.
Adela Morris, Institute for Canine Forensics. Schedule 3 fifteen-minute demonstrations.

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Posters and Exhibits:

Donner Party Archaeology: Boiled Bone and Pot Polish.
Shannon Novak and Mallorie Hatch, Idaho State University.

Evidence of the First People.
Laura Leach-Palm, Tammara Norton, Sharon Waechter, Pat Mikkelsen , Farwestern Anthropological Research,

School Life in the 19th Century.
Annita Waghorn, Anthropological Studies Center and Caltrans District 4

The Colorado Coalfield War Archaeology Project K-12 Traveling History Trunk.
Kate Hesseldenz and the Colorado Coalfield War Archaeology Project.

Folsom Chinatown.
Mary Maniery and Cindy Baker, PAR Environmental Services.

Archaeology at Boston's African Meeting House.
David Landon, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Teresa Dujnic, University of California, Berkeley

Clergy and Tenants: Irish and Welsh at Castell Henllys Field School.
Fieldwork with students is uncovering evidence from the 18th and 19th-centuries for the role of clergy and religious belief in Ireland, and tenant lifeways in Wales. We are revealing attitudes and actions not known from documents, and contributing to local understanding of their past. Harold Mytum, York University, England

Public Archaeology in Connecticut.
Elizabeth Hoag

Site Photography for Archaeologists: Discovery and Scale.
Eugene Prince, University of California, Berkeley; Margaret Purser, Sonoma State University

Daily Life in San Jose's Market Street Chinatown.
Stacey Camp and Bryn Williams, Stanford University. Learn about what daily life was like in San Jose's 19th century Market Street Chinatown. What did people eat, dress, and buy? Play the role of an archaeologist and help answer these questions using artifacts excavated from the site!

Putting it Out There, Cypress Replacement Project, Archaeology Public Outreach.
Janet Pape, Caltrans District 4

Philadelphia Icehouse Display.
Rebecca Yamin, John Milner and Associates.

The New Florida Public Archaeology Network.
William Lees, Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Historical Human Remains Detection Dogs.
Adela Morris.

Downtown San Diego African-American History Project.
Cristina Gonzalez, Mooney/Jones & Stokes. In the face of increasing redevelopment, this study identified 16 standing buildings and 21 sites reflecting the contributions of African-Americans to the development of downtown San Diego and proposed a Thematic Historic District for recognition through local historic designation proceedings.

Archaeology of Post-Bellum Alma and Riverlake Sugar Plantations, Louisiana.
David Palmer, University of California, Berkeley. Building upon practices with origins in the colonial era of enslavement, and influenced by racial uplift ideologies such as that of Booker T. Washington, African American workers living at Alma and Riverlake Plantations, Louisiana during the years 1870-1940 asserted their dignity and reduced their indebtedness to the plantation companies through daily practices of self-provisioning and home production, mutual support and community participation; everyday actions through which African American everyday people of the rural South worked a second emancipation that led to the Civil Rights Movement: reclaiming the vote, education, and Civil Rights.

Building the Los Angeles Aqueduct: The Archaeology of the Alabama Gates Construction Camp.
Thad M. Van Bueren, Caltrans District 4; Tom Mills, Caltrans District 9. This display considers the rugged life of the construction workers who built the third largest hydraulic engineering project of the time, the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1912 and 1913 as the project neared completion. About 150 men and a few women lived in tents and cabins, ate in a communal mess hall, shared a single bath house, and carried out work such as dynamiting huge boulders, concreting the canal, and maintaining equipment and draft animals.

Society for American Archaeology Information Table.
Maureen Malloy, Manager, Education and Outreach. Educational and general information from the largest U.S. archaeological society. The SAA will offer cds with sample teaching activities, brochures about archaeology careers, and an opportunity to preview the new Archaeology for the Public web pages.

SAA’s Council of Affiliated Societies Information Table.
Susan Edwards

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Kid’s Activity Area,
Sacramento City Anthropology Club.
Kids of all ages are invited to try their hand at skills perfected by California Native Americans like grinding seeds in a bowl mortar and building a clay pot, OR the archaeological technique of screening: searching for artifacts in excavated soil and recording what you find.

Archaeology at the Presidio of San Francisco.
Talk to archaeologists who work at Spanish, Mexican, and American sites at the Presidio of San Francisco, and learn about artifacts they’ve found in archaeological excavations. Help archaeologists sort terracotta tile and learn about animal bones! On display are ceramic, glass, metal, faunal, organic and other artifacts. Liz Clevenger , The Presidio Trust; Heather Blind, Pacific Legacy; Michelle St. Clair, URS; Jenn McCann, San Francisco State University; Bea Cox , Sonoma State University; Erica Simmons, Stanford University; Joanne Sidlovsky, URS.

La Cocina de Juana / Juana's Kitchen.
Meet the historical character Juana Briones in her kitchen. Juana was a noted businesswoman and traditional herbalist and healer who lived at the Presidio of San Francisco in the early 1800s. Come talk to Juana and learn how to grind corn into flour, make tortillas, and grind medicinal herbs. Fatima Colindres – National Park Service GOGA; Barbara Corff

High Tech: Oroville Flyover Find the Sites Game.

Mark Selverston, Mike Newland, Bryan Mischke, Bryan Much, Anthropological Studies Center

Low Tech: Old Fashion Games.
Sunshine Psota, Anthropological Studies Center.

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Digging Stanford Mansion.
The California State Archaeological Collections and Research facility offers a display of artifacts from the Leland Stanford Mansion excavation, as well as a hands-on excavation experience for the youngsters. Trine B. Johansen, Benjamin Hanowell, California State Archaeological Collections and Research Facility.

Fort Garland: on the Edge of Westward Expansion.
Richard Goddard, Raechelle Phillips, Adams State College, Colorado. The Fort Garland field school offers professional archaeological training to graduate and undergraduate college students and to anyone else, 16 or older, who wishes to learn these techniques at a 19th century military outpost.

Find the Artifacts from the HI56 Block in Sacramento.
Erica Gibson and Lorinda Miller, Anthropological Studies Center

The Deeper You Go, The Older It Gets.
Visitors will learn stratigraphy basics by examining the contents of a chest of drawers, in addition a hands-on activity to support the lesson will be provided. Emily Anderson, Discovery Museum.

We Dig your ideas! -- Tell us what you see!
Archaeologists are researching a logo for Archaeology. Come give us your opinion. Patti Jeppson et al., Society for Historical Archaeology.

How to Research Your Family.
Elaine-Maryse Solari, Anthropological Studies Center; Grace Ziesing, John Milner and Associates.

What is it? Identifying Food Bone.
Michael Stoyka, Anthropological Studies Center

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The Obsidian Trail. Far Western Anthropological Research and Caltrans District 9. Time: 30 minutes.

Archaeology: A Journey into the Past. SRI. Take a trip with the students in this video to an archaeological site and laboratory as they learn the process and find the answers. 12 minutes.

Privy to the Past. Anthropological Studies Center and Caltrans District 4. Time: 30 minutes.

James Oronoco Dexter Site. The life and times of James Dexter—A free African American coachman and one of the founding members of the first black church in the US—is explored by archaeologists and the local community. 8 minutes. Independent Film Maker Mitchell Smith (Media Smith Productions). Initial funding provided by the National Park Service and the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, funding for film completion provided by the William Penn Foundation. The archaeological research at the James Oronoco Dexter site is an undertaking of the National Constitution Center and the National Park Service (Independence National Historical Park) in consultation with members of the local community.

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Special Guests:

Josiah Gallop, Sacramento Merchant and City Alderman by Adrian Praetzellis, Anthropological Studies Center.

Sebastian Viscaino, early Spanish explorer. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, California was the edge of the world. Spanish explorers sailed fearfully along the coast and penetrated the interior from Mexico in search of elusive harbors and fabled cities. By Marco Meniketti, Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Caribbean Archaeology

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Roaming Experts/Interpreters:

Mary Beaudry, Boston University
Julia King, Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab
Marley R. Brown III, Colonial Williamsburg
Michael Meyer, Anthropological Studies Center

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Teagan Schweitzer, University of Pennsylvania
Sandra Massey, Anthropological Studies Center
Gina George, Outreach and Publicity Coordinator, Anthropological Studies Center
Anne Bauer, Kansas State Historical Society
Jan Coulter, Anthropological Studies Center
Nina Caputo, Outreach and Publicity Coordinator, Anthropological Studies Center
Suzanne Stewart, Anthropological Studies Center
Lori Stevens, Anthropological Studies Center
Chelsea Rose, University of Oregon
Jenny Bower, University of Santa Cruz

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