Projects & Publications

Corner of 2nd and Tehama Streets, 1856

41 Tehama Street, San Francisco

March, 2018 | San Francisco, California

Saloon keeper, music teacher, stableman, blacksmith, candy maker. These were just a few of the occupations of the people who lived on Tehama Street in San Francisco nearly 150 years ago.

Curnow Ranch Cellar Destruction

Historic Properties Destroyed in 2015 Butte Fire

December, 2015 to March, 2016 | Calaveras 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.

Tomales Bay Erosion

Climate Change at Point Reyes

January, 2013 | Point Reyes, California

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.

Melrose Neighborhood

Nearly Neighbors: High Street Seismic Retrofit Project in Oakland, California

June, 2008 to October, 2010 | Oakland, California

This report presents the results of archaeological excavations carried out in 2008 and 2010 by both Anthropological Studies Center and Caltrans archaeologists, in connection with Caltrans' High Street Overhead Seismic Retrofit Project, in Oakland, California.

Stone quern fragment

Japantown Senior Apartments

March, 2008 to April, 2009 | San Jose, California

Archaeological testing and evaluation studies carried out in 2008 and 2009 identified two cultural deposits eligible to California Register of Historical Resources (CRHR) within the Japantown Senior Apartments Project site on the west side of Sixth Street in San José

Oyster Sorting

Merrie Way Concession Stands

January, 2008 | San Francisco, California

The Merrie Way Stands Site is associated with a row of concession stands that sold food, beverages, and (presumably) souvenirs that served the Sutro Pleasure Grounds amusement park.

Hydraulic Mining

HARD (Historical Archaeological Research Design)

January, 2006 to January, 2008 | Statewide, California

Caltrans contracted with the Anthropological Studies Center at Sonoma State University to prepare archaeological research designs for mining sites, work camps, and town sites.

El Dorado Bridge

Miner Channel, Stockton

August, 2000 to September, 2000 | Stockton, California

ASC archaeologists tested and excavated lots on a Stockton city block in 2000.

Stratigraphy of project area

SF-80 Bayshore Viaduct Seismic Retrofit Projects Report

May, 1999 to June, 2004 | San Francisco, California

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.

J Street, Sacramento, 1854

Historical Archaeology of an Overseas Chinese Community in Sacramento, California

November, 1994 to February, 1997 | Sacramento, California

In late 1994 archaeologists from SSU carried out testing and data recovery on the HI56 Block in Sacramento, California.