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Dig Weekend at Calico Mountains Archaeological Site (EMS)

  • Oct 5, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Calico Early Man Site

Come to The Calico Mountains Archaeological Site (Calico Early Man Site) - 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, October 5th

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- Our guest speaker this month will be Adolfo Muniz, Ph.D., Collections Manager at the San Diego Archeological Center

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

Easter Sunday, October 6th

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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  • Christine H.

    we had a great time sorry we left but went to the museum and BNSF family day after lunch had a full day thanks again,

    October 6, 2013

  • Michael De M.

    Had a good time.

    October 6, 2013

  • Katie B.

    Gorgeous weather to be outside. Sorry more people didn't attend. The government shut down, but the site didn't! Hope to see you next month.

    October 5, 2013

  • Christine H.

    Hello do I and my guest need to pay a fee? If so how much is it?

    October 1, 2013

    • Chris V.

      No fee required. If you would like to join the Friends of Calico Early Man Site there is a donation and you will receive the twice yearly newsletter and be able to vote at the General Membership Meetings.

      2 · October 2, 2013

    • Christine H.

      Awesome thank you so much.

      October 3, 2013

  • Rob F.

    Is it October already?
    Calico Early Man Site is something special. Is anyone else coming from close to San Diego?
    It would not break my heart to share a ride.

    October 3, 2013

  • Claude

    Hey Boys-N-Girls! I'm really looking forward to the upcoming dig! I have been involved at the site for over 4 years and learn more each time I visit. I think our repeat visitors will agree when I say- It is an awesome experience!

    2 · September 12, 2013

  • Christine H.

    my first dig with Deana Zavala

    August 15, 2013

  • Victoria G.

    Can I bring my 12 year old son to help out?

    June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      please bring him ... I'm sure he will have fun! :)

      June 28, 2013

  • Michelle

    Sad I will miss the first dig, but I will be back in November. :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Michael De M.

    I'm giving a very tentative early yes, I have no idea what the future situation is at this point.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Steven G.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · June 10, 2013

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