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Dig Weekend at Calico EMS

  • Jan 5, 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, January 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 & breakfast)

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

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

Easter Sunday, January 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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  • Rony K.

    I thoroughly enjoyed myself! The group, Chris and Barbra and Michelle really made us feel welcome. I look forward to next month!

    January 7, 2013

  • Chris V.

    Erica Lytle gave a excellent presentation. Thank You Erica. We had a picnic to an old trail on the northeast fan. Small turn out but very enjoyable.

    January 7, 2013

  • DANIEL J. E.

    Be prepared, temps Hi's high 50's, lows, low 30's, winds negligible, sunny days. Recommend layered clothing, wear hat/cap, drink plenty of fluids. Ideal situation -- be comfortably cool. View photos for clothing suggestions and enjoy learning

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • Cheyenne C.

    Hello! this will be my first dig and I just want to share that I'm super excited, any tips or recommendations?

    December 27, 2012

  • DANIEL J. E.

    "Well thought, well said" Sam your volunteer efforts are so much predicated and being accompanied with a "Can DO" team attitude is just great! Thanks -Dan

    December 22, 2012

  • Samuel A.

    Looking forward to getting back to work unearthing the past!

    December 22, 2012

  • Claude

    I'm sorry to hear about that! We hope you can make it back soon. We really aren't very far from Arizona! We'll miss you. Thank you for being a part of our family!

    December 9, 2012

  • Jessica H.

    Sorry to say, but my husband has lost his job so I am having to move back to AZ. I was hoping to get to help with the digs again. Hope you all have fun.

    December 6, 2012

    • Barbara

      Hi Jessica,

      December 6, 2012

    • Barbara

      Hi Jessica, this is too bad. But should you come in the area, you are always welcome. All the best Barbara

      December 6, 2012

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