Historic Artifacts of the Mojave Desert
|Date/Time:||Sunday, November 11, 9 am – 5 pm|
|Meet at:||Oasis Visitor Center|
|Fee:||$50 member, $60 non member|
|Instructor:||John Hale, Ph.D., History, Archaeologist|
Not every tin can or glass bottle is trash! Join John Hale to learn about the history of the Mojave Desert through the artifacts left behind. Hale will focus on the time sensitive materials abandoned by ranchers, miners, railroaders, and homesteaders from the 1800s to the 1960s. The class will cover the common items found at historic sites and how to determine their approximate age. Hale will discuss key identification attributes of artifacts from tin cans to bottlenecks. Participants will have a hands-on session to identify some of these fascinating pieces of history and will put their knowledge and skills to the test at archeological sites in the Joshua Tree National Park.
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