June 25, 11:00am: Join SDCAS for a special, FREE, half-hour guided tour of San Diego’s historic (and haunted?) Victorian mansion, the Villa Montezuma. Located in the Sherman Heights neighborhood of San Diego, the Villa Montezuma was built in 1887 for a local spirit medium, Jesse Shepherd. Turrets, stained glass windows, and a widow’s walk are the highlights of this unique residence. Come learn about the historical significance of the Villa, its infamous owners, and the current efforts to restore the house and keep it open for the public to enjoy. You don’t need to be an SDCAS member for this field outing, but you do need to RSVP.
June 4th, 2016 11am-4pm
The San Diego Archaeological Center’s Annual BBQ and Appreciation Event
Saturday, June 4, at the San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027.
Admission: $10 for adults (18+), $5 for children (2+).
11AM – Noon = Presentation for Anthropology Students.
Noon – 4PM = BBQ and Appreciation Awards
See http://sandiegoarchaeology.org/events/ for more info.
Atkins Office Climate Change Project “Office Day”
SDCAS and SCA Climate Change Project – Site Records and Reports
On June 11, the Climate Change Committee is planning an “office day” to catch up on our site records and reporting for all the field work that has been done to date. Preparation of records and reports is a vital part of what archaeologists do because without reporting and documenting what we do in the field, and submitting the reports to the official state repositories, the fieldwork we do and the data we collect is meaningless.
We can definitely use assistance from anyone who is interested in participating. If you are interested in helping out, please email the Climate Change Committee at email@example.com. More details will be provided to those who let us know that they are interested in this opportunity.
Villa Montezuma SDCAS Tour
SDCAS Villa Montezuma Tour
June 25, 11:00am: Join SDCAS for a special, FREE, half- hour guided tour of San Diego’s historic (and haunted?) Victorian mansion, the Villa Montezuma.
Located in the Sherman Heights neighborhood of San Diego, the Villa Montezuma was built in 1887 for a local spirit medium, Jesse Shepherd. Turrets, stained glass windows, and a widow’s walk are the highlights of this unique residence. Come learn about the historical significance of the Villa, its infamous owners, and the current efforts to restore the house and keep it open for the public to enjoy. You don’t need to be an SDCAS member for this field outing, but you do need to RSVP.
Please RSVP no later than June 18 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re not able to attend the field trip, please plan to come to our Saturday Evening Lecture that evening (June25) for the story of the Villa Montezuma (see Monthly Speakers Tab)
ARTIFACT ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP with Donna Walker
Workshop held at the Barona Cultural Center and Museum
Come learn the art and skill of artifact illustration with Donna Walker, an esteemed contract artist who creates artifact illustrations of ground and stone tools found throughout San Diego County. Her work appears in professional archaeological reports and presentations. Donna’s teaching experience includes classes for the SDAC, Dr. Philip de Barros of Palomar College, the Kumeyaay-Ipai Center in Poway, and most recently, the Colorado Desert Archaeology Society. At the workshop you will become a jedi in how to measure and draw artifacts to scale, pen and ink techniques, as well as meeting others who share an interest in archaeology.
This step-by-step process for illustrating artifacts is a great skill to learn and add to your resume. Both non-artists and artists alike are able to complete a drawing. Hand-outs with sample drawings and measuring techniques are provided at time of class. Please bring rulers/T-squares, 2 fine-tipped (.20 & .25 micron) pens, and pencils. Paper will be provided.
Cost: SDCAS Members $35, Non-members $40 (light snacks and beverages provided, bag lunch encouraged—there will be a short intermission at noon)
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. Email Second Vice President Kellie Kandybowicz @ Kellie.Kandybowicz@gmail.com. Cash and checks will be accepted that morning. Thank you.
Monthly lecture meetings feature noted archaeologists
and anthropologists who provide insight into a variety of
topics. Lecture meetings are held at the Irvine Ranch
Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon
Avenue (between the I-5 and I-405) in Irvine, on the
second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 pm. Meetings are
free and open to the public. For additional directions,
please call Scott Findlay, 714-342-2534.
March 10, 2016: Speaker: Dr. James S. Kus
“Sex and Human Sacrifice at the Moche Huacas” Please note
that this presentation is “adults only” and not for the
faint of heart.
51st Annual History Conference
Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 in the
OASIS Hall on the third floor of the Macy’s store,
Mission Valley Mall.
“Scandals and Scoundrels is a fun theme for this
conference,” says Dianne P. Cowen, conference chair and
Congress of History president.
“We welcome all our members, and the community at
large, to attend!”
“Invite your friends to join you at this annual history
event. All are welcome, and membership in the Congress
of History is not required to attend,” she concludes.
These were the speakers and topics at press-time;
additional speakers/ topics may be added later.
COST / REGISTRATION –– $35 basic entry donation
covers both days. Seniors (65+) $25, and Students (12+)
$15 (with student ID). Walk-ins will be welcome, as
space permits, for these same suggested donations, IF
there is room. We strongly recommend that you preregister
for this very popular conference. Use the
The Art of Rock Art Photography Class
Sponsored by the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center
Saturday, March 12, 2016 • 1:00 to 5 p.m. at the
Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center 13104 Ipai Waaypuk
Trail, Poway CA. With Dr. James G. Respress.
Registration fees: Members of KIIC or San Diego Rock
Art Association (SDRRA): $25 Non members: $35
REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 1, 2016
James G. Respess is a Fine Art Photographer with
numerous awards and honors as an artist, judge and
instructor. Dr. Respess is a member of the San Diego
Rock Art Association and American Rock Art Research
Association. He has been photographing rock art for over
twenty years and is an expert in capturing the often
difficult subjects in the field.
Registration Form on the CoH website:
What you will learn!
In addition to the basic elements of photography, this
class will emphasize techniques for producing finished
pieces that may be suitable for exhibition presentation.
Many examples of artful images will be shown along with
instruction on their production from shooting techniques
to post processing. Participants should expect that their
photographic skills will improve and equally important,
that they will be inspired to use those skills.
The class will be held both inside the Center and outside
on the KIIC grounds.
What to bring: Your camera, walking shoes, and the
desire to learn something new The KIIC will provide:
Snacks, water, and drinks.
For more information call Dan Cannon (KIIC) at 858-
922-8043. Reservations are required, classes limited to 20
students. Register online at www.poway.org/classes
beginning March 1, 2016.