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Special Reports and Occasional Papers

These Special Reports and Occasional Publications are linked below. Hard copies are in stock.

Contact the SCA Business Office for more information about availability and pricing: SCA Business Office, P.O. Box 2582, Granite Bay, CA 95746, phone (530) 342-3537, fax (530) 342-3641,

Special Report No. 1 (1970)

Death of the Past: A Report to the People of California
Michael J. Moratto, Eric Barnes, Charles R. McGimsey, III

A classic clarion call at the birth of California CRM. Distributed widely to state, county, and municipal government entities, this report played a key role in formulating CEQA’s early cultural resource provisions.

Special Report No. 2 (1971)

Coccidioidomycosis: An Occupational Hazard for Archaeologists
John Loofbourow, M.D. and Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D.

One-of-a-kind. Includes a report form for archaeologists, a description of the disease, and recommendations for prevention measures.

Special Report No. 3 (1973)

The Status of California Archaeology
Michael J. Moratto

A classic report on the status of archaeological practices in the State, and factors in the destruction of California’s vulnerable cultural resources. Offers recommendations that presage California’s Statewide Plan.

Special Publication (n.d.)

Recommended Procedures for Archaeological Impact Evaluation
Thomas F. King, Michael J. Moratto, N. Nelson Leonard, III

The first attempt to generate standards and guidelines for archaeological evaluation and record–keeping practices. Includes a description of the “District Clearinghouse” system which gave rise to our current California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) Information Centers.

Special Publications (1980)

The Society for California Archaeology: Founding Purposes and Future Directions
Clark W. Brott, David A. Fredrickson, Paul G. Chace, Albert Elsasser, Robert Edwards, Charles D. James, Makoto Kowta, Donald S. Miller, Linda B. King, Richard N. Lerner, Joseph Chartkoff

Collected papers from an important symposium held at the 1980 annual meeting in Redding. Speakers relay their thoughts and experiences with the SCA’s early years and hopes and goals for the future.

Occasional Papers 1 (1977)

Method and Theory in California Archaeology
Grover S. Krantz , Stephen R. Samuels

Krantz on “The Populating of Western North America”; a demographic and historical linguistics tour de force. Samuels on “Archaeological applications of computer graphics.”

Occasional Papers 2 (1978)

Method and Theory in California Archaeology
Emma Lou Davis, Jeffery L. Bada and Patricia M. Masters, Cliff Taylor, Grover S. Krantz, Jonathon E. Ericson

Collected papers on cutting edge and experimental technology, including remote sensing, amino acid racemization, dental attrition, and obsidian hydration dating.

Occasional Papers 3 (1981)

Contributions to Western Archaeology
Bert Gerow, T.E. Gutman, John R. White, Betty S. Davis, Charles E. Dills, John C. Loofbourow and Demosthenes Pappagianis, and Timothy G. Bromage and Stewart Shermis

Collected papers including a rebuttal to amino acid racemization, Inland Chumash, projectile points from Willamette Valley, the ecology of sea otter-shellfish-human relationships, an ancient estuary, Coccidioidomycosis, and La Brea woman.

Occasional Papers 4 (1984)

Some Thoughts on California Archaeology: An Historical Perspective
F.A. “Fritz” Riddell, Charles “Brad” McKee, Alex Krieger, Bill Wallace, Paul Ezell, Frank Fenenga, Bert Gerow, Martin Baumhoff, David A. Fredrickson, Al Mohr, Claude Warren, Jim Bennyhoff, Paul Schumacher

Transcripts from an amazing “dinosaur session” held at the 1984 annual meeting in Sacramento. Priceless observations and reminiscences from California archaeology’s pioneers.

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