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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Native Life in the SCruz Mountains


Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

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Sponsor: Loma Prieta Museum
Place: Loma Prieta Museum
199 W Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030, USA

At the time of first European contact, the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas were the home to fifty tribes- each with their own territories and dialects. Taken together, we refer to these tribes collectively as the Ohlone people. This presentation will review ancestral Ohlone lifeways at the time of contact and detail their historic relationship with the settlement of the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz area.

Mark Hylkema is the Santa Cruz District Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison for California State Parks where he manages cultural resources within the District's 32 park units. With 38 years professional experience in California archaeology, he is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) and has worked on archaeological projects throughout the state. His primary research emphasis and publications are focused on ancestral Native American cultures of the San Francisco Bay area, and early Spanish Colonial Period history. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, and has taught anthropology, archaeology, and Native American Studies courses at Santa Clara University, University of California at Santa Cruz, De Anza College, Ohlone College and Cabrillo College. Mr. Hylkema was President of the Society for California Archaeology (search during the 2015/2016 term and has contributed a great deal to the regional archaeological literature.

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Admission: No Charge