We will follow county Covid guidelines. We are also sensitive to the local air quality and active fire status in the region.
Date: Saturday, October 16th
Venue: Joshua Tree National Park @ Cottonwood Campground & Amphitheater
Cost: $30 Park entrance fee per vehicle (up to four people per vehicle or $12/person - we're limited to 32 vehicles so let us know if you're open to carpooling), otherwise, Joshua Tree National Park is providing free group camp sites that can accommodate up to 62 people (Fri night/Sat night). Meals on the day of the event will be courtesy of the Society for California Archaeology. *Students are not required to be current members of the SCA.
Join the Society for California Archaeology as we meet in person at Joshua Tree National Park - Cottonwood Campground & Amphitheater for the 2021 Southern Data Sharing Meeting. Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees. The park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert. Its beauty lies in rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes.
This meeting is an informal event with a relaxed and supportive atmosphere—perfect for students to practice presenting as well as an opportunity to meet and talk with California Archaeology professionals in a fun and casual setting. Students are not required to be current SCA members.
There will be 3 pre-meeting and 1 post meeting events.
Friday October 15th
Pre-event 1: Joshua Tree National Park is hosting a limited number of tours of the park archive and curation facility.
Pre-event 2: Friday evening an interpretive ranger will provide a night sky talk for the event attendees.
Saturday, October 16th,
Pre-event 3: Joshua Tree park staff will be hosting tours of Cottonwood Springs in the morning.
Data sharing: The official data sharing meeting begins around 3pm with presentations at the amphitheater followed by catered tacos for dinner.
Sunday, October 17th
Post-event: A tour of Corn Springs National Register District led by the Bureau of Land Management (Corn Springs is located approximately 48 miles southeast of the park).
Group camping is available courtesy of Joshua Tree National Park for both Friday and Saturday evenings (pay only the National Park entrance fee $30 per vehicle (up to 4 people) or &12 per person. (Please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot). Cottonwood Springs campground is remote so please be prepared and bring all of your camping essentials and plenty of water.
We’re looking forward to your presentation and hearing about your current research. The data sharing event is an awesome opportunity to network, meet fellow students, and professionals in the field of California Archaeology. Come and camp for two nights or come for the day and share some yummy tacos and ice cold beverages at the 2021 Southern Data Sharing Meeting!
Please contact SCA Southern Vice President Pattie Garcia to RSVP & to secure a group-camping spot, submit your paper, and for additional information or questions at Pattie@scahome.org. The official meeting is on Saturday with presentations starting at 3pm.