Native Americans, Basque cattle ranchers, and Portuguese farmers were among the groups that occupied this portion of southeastern Contra Costa County, California.
In November of 2015, Julia Costello and Judith Marvin of Foothill Resources, and Gerrit Fenenga, CAL FIRE Senior State Archaeologist, identified over two dozen archaeological sites along roads within areas burned by the recent Butte Fire.
The Anthropological Studies Center of Sonoma State University has undertaken a study of the potential effects of climate change on indigenous archaeological sites at Point Reyes National Seashore.
To achieve compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) throughout the SF-80 Bayshore Project, ASC archaeologists monitored I-80 footing excavation at selected bents and directed the mechanical excavation of soil in sensitive areas.
This document contains descriptions of the standing structures, landscape, and historic sites located within the Park. The history of each structure, feature, and site is presented along with references made to them in Jack London’s writings.
The Warm Springs Cultural Resources Study was one of the first large projects conducted under federal historic preservation laws and regulations enacted in the 1960s. From 1974 to 1984, before the filling of Lake Sonoma behind Warm Springs Dam, the area was intensively studied by a team of archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, architectural historians, ethnobotanists, historians, and Native American traditional scholars. Before Warm Springs Dam was the last of many reports produced by that team, synthesizing the material for a general audience.