The public is invited to learn how to dig like an archaeologist, check their spear (atlatl) throwing skills, watch flintknapping, and more at the 3rd annual Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 14, at the visitor center for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
“The Santa Monica Mountains have a long and rich history of human inhabitation by Native Americans, Spanish explorers and colonists, and later Euro-Americans,” noted Gary Brown, the cultural resource program manager for the recreation area. “This event allows the public to engage with local archaeologists and peek into their work.”
The event, which is sponsored by the National Park Service and California State Parks, runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Other activities include presentations by local archaeologists.
The visitor center is located at 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302. For more information, call 805-370-2301.