Research Assistant in the California Archaeology Laboratory
This summer I will be working on various projects in the California Archaeology Lab. The Cal Lab performs research on archaeological materials from various sites, predominantly in California. This past year I have been working on projects from sites in the Oregon Great Basin and on the Santa Cruz coastline under the guidance of PhD students Gabriel Sanchez and Michael Grone. This summer, I will continue working on the Santa Cruz projects in the lab and there is also prospect of working out in the field performing survey and excavation on the northern coast of Santa Cruz County. Archaeological projects like these uncover critical ancient tribal knowledge and practices that can help contribute to critical conservation efforts and local tribal revitalization.