Border Field State Park: The Human Side
Celebrate Archaeology Month! For at least 13,000 years, human beings, plants and animals have existed together to create the landscape known as Border Field. Archaeologists have struggled to trace the human footprints in this story, and have a slowly-emerging image of the Kumeyaay and other native peoples who lived in the estuary, Spanish and Mexican Era settlers, Boundary Commission, and WWI and WWII occupants of the valley. Come and see how a gardener's trowel, carbon 14, and an 1851 article in the San Diego Herald newspaper all contributed to what we know today.
Date & Time
- October 21, 2017
- 10:00AM - 11:00AM