Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park


Date/Time: Saturday, October 29, 9 am – 5 pm Sunday, October 30, 9 am – 2:00 pm
Meet at: Oasis Visitor Center
Fee: $110 JTNPA/PINE member, $120 non member
Instructor: Daniel McCarthy, M.S. Anthropology
Hike Level: Easy

Discover the ancient peoples who were defined by the arid landscape of what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Daniel McCarthy will discuss how archaeologists study human culture through material remains and environmental landscapes. The class will begin with an archaeological overview including an exclusive visit to see the artifacts and archival collections at the Park’s Research Museum. The field sessions will focus on the prehistoric and historic peoples who lived in this area and will provide students with new insights into the park’s cultural heritage.

Please note: The class will only visit publicly interpreted sites.

Download the course outline: Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park Fall 2016

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

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