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A New Look at San Francisco Bay Area Shellmounds

The Santa Clara University Archaeology Reserach Lab and the Santa Clara County Archaeological Society invite you to a lecture by Dr. Edward M. Luby, San Francisco State University.

A New Look at San Francisco Bay Area Shellmounds

One of the most significant features in the San Francisco Bay Area archaeological landscape are the impressive shellmounds that once ringed the shores of the bay. Although shellmounds are depicted in local museum exhibits and written about in textbooks aimed at school children, the evidence used to support these interpretations is not as secure as i should be. In this presentation, recent research using one-hundred year old museum collections housed at UC Berkeley will be discussed in order to take a new look at the use and function of these important sites.

Thursday, January 12, 2012; 7:30pm; Daly Science 207

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