Dr. Ian Scharlotta (Fraser-Shapiro) recently presented a public lecture on Archaeology Day hosted by La Purisima Mission State Historic Park near Lompoc, California on October 20th, 2018.

His talk was a public lecture about radiocarbon offset corrections and expanding on how scientific archaeological data helps to make management decisions for base CRMs and private firms.

From La Purisima Mission Archaeology Day Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/711161242571030/

October is Archaeology month in California, and to celebrate La Purisima Mission is hosting our first ever Archaeology day!

This event is open to all ages, and will include hands on Archaeology activities from 11 to 3. Get your hands dirty sifting sand to find hidden clues to the past at our “dig” station, learn how to make an arrowhead at our flint napping demonstration, carve your own soapstone bead and explore artifacts with our local archaeologists.

1:00 – 2:00 Talk – Archaeology at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Come and learn about archaeology at Vandenberg Air Force Base where the ancient world meets high tech. Guest presenters include Vandenberg Air Force Base Archaeologists Roscoe Loetzerich, Chris Ryan, and Dr. Ian Fraser-Shapiro.

We hope to see you at the Mission’s first ever archaeological adventure!