SCA/SDCAS Climate Change Survey

 Surveying Dates And Information:

Field Surveys
Do you want to learn about archaeological field survey? Are you concerned about the potential effects of climate change on archaeological sites? Do you need more survey experience for your resume? Are you looking for some good outdoor exercise? Or do you just want the opportunity to go off-trail and see parts of the coastline that most people miss? Then come join SDCAS for the coastal survey project! This project, organized by the Society for California Archaeology (SCA), involves archaeological survey of hundreds of acres of coastal lands in San Diego County to determine potential impacts to archaeological sites due to sea-level rise and erosion.

Please be aware that in 2017 we plan to conduct at least one weekend survey day per month, with a mandatory training class preceding the survey day for those who have not yet taken the class. Training classes will be held the Fridays before the survey dates at 7PM.

Upcoming survey date:
September 16, 2017
September 30, 2017
October 14, 2017

We meet at 9 a.m. on the survey days and typically are back from the field by 3 p.m. Weather and survey conditions may cancel the work so, if you have signed up for a certain day, be sure to check your email for last minute cancellations.

If you are interested in participating please contact SDCAS Climate Change Committee at:

You do not have to be an archaeologist or a member of SDCAS to participate, so tell your family, friends, coworkers, or others who might be curious about what archaeologists do.

Things to Bring:
Lunch (that will fit in your backpack)
Water (at least 2 liters!)
Writing pad and pen
Long sleeve shirt for layering

Please note that we will be away from the vehicles for several hours at a time and might not be able to get back to the cars for lunch. Everything you bring should fit in your backpack.

We are making good progress thanks to the efforts of our diligent

The Climate Change Team