Meeting location is at Los Peñasquitos Ranch adobe – built in 1824 – now a County Park (within Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve). Located south of the Rancho Peñasquitos area of San Diego County. Directions to meeting location:

Take Black Mountain Road to the Canyonside Park Driveway, just north of Mercy Road in Rancho Penasquitos. Drive west past the ball fields and parking lots, following the signs to the Ranch House. Access is on the dirt road, through the white wooden gate (open during visiting hours). Parking is located next to the large barn. The adobe structure is south of the barn.

Tours of the ranch house complex are given by County docents on Saturdays @ 11 a.m. and Sundays @ 1 p.m.

For more info on the Preserve call: (858) 538-8066

Here are some of our upcoming 2015-2016 SDCAS programs:

August 22: Jose “Pepe” Aguilar – A Strange Archaeoastronomical Site

September 22: Patti Dixon – Junipero Serra and the Legacy of the Missions

October 27: Karen Lacy and Sandra Pentney – Vampires

November 24: Susie Arter of the San Diego Zooarchaeology Lab

December: No Program this month

 January 26, 2016: TBD

 February 23, 2016: Dr. Sarah Elkind – Cowboys, Vikings, and national identity