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Dig Weekend at Calico EMS

  • Mar 2, 2013 · 8:30 AM
  • Calico Early Man Site

Come to The Calico Early Man Site Archaeological Dig - Learn a little science, have a lot of fun!

Due to the overwhelming response to our Dig Weekends we must limit the number of diggers to 30 per weekend. So the first 30 people that sign up with the Registar ( Dan Eliseuson) Saturday morning will be the diggers for that weekend.

Digging tools provided. Bring hiking boots, hat, scarf, gloves, Saturday lunch from home.  If you have them, bring magnifying glass and knee pads. The Motel 6 or the Super 8 in Barstow (19 miles), very rough campsites at the dig site (firepits, tables, outhouse only). Or drive in for Saturday only.

Schedule for Saturday, March 2sd

8:30 am volunteer sign-in, orientation, and assignment (latecomers welcome)

9:00 am pits open for digging

12 noon lunch break (bring a lunch from home)

1:00 pm digging resumes

4:00 pm pits close

5:00pm - 6:pm Dinner ($5 contribution includes dinner and breakfast)

6:00pm -7:pm lecture in the new classroom

8:00 - 9:pm bonfire (weather permitting)

Easter Sunday, March 3rd

7:00 - 8:30am eggs, pancake, juice, bacon breakfast provided in rangers quarters

8:30 - 12 noon digging

noon- head toward home

In case of inclement weather, digging will be replaced by other activities such as weighing and sorting artifacts, training in artifact manufacturing and recognition, site maintenance, or flintknapping lessons.

Friends of Calico Volunteer Wish List:

1) People who can help repair the trails to the pits.

2) Diggers of all abilities and ages, training provided.

3) Teachers who need classroom materials on Archaeology.

4) Horticulturalists and gardeners who can help us establish a garden of local plants.

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  • Michelle

    It was great meeting everyone and I hope to see you all next month! :)

    March 4, 2013

  • Claude

    The weather was perfect. The people (as usual) were wonderful!

    March 4, 2013

  • Julieta B.

    It was a pleasure meeting and conversing with everyone! Thank you, coordinators, for providing an organized and educational fun weekend :)

    March 4, 2013

  • Rob F.

    Excellent weather. Excellent food. Found some translucent flakes. A feast for the imagination.

    March 4, 2013

  • Claude

    Take the 15 to Minneola Rd. Head North. Follow Minneola Rd. around to the east. Go about a mile. there is a sign on the left that points to the site. Go north until you get to the gate (on the right. Follow the road to the site. :)

    February 27, 2013

  • Charlene

    I can't wait to meet and join you all! Yay digging! :D

    February 27, 2013

  • Stephanie C.

    Where exactly does the group meet and how do I get there coming from 15 South? Do we meet at the main Barstow Field Office or off Minneola Rd?

    February 24, 2013

  • Rob F.

    Looking forward to this. Threre is something very fundimental going on here.

    February 22, 2013

  • Cheyenne C.

    woohoooo can't wait to see you guys again and not be sick as a dog this time! I'll be bringing wonderboy too :)

    January 26, 2013

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