Archaeology Day

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October is California Archaeology Month, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is celebrating it with Archaeology Day!

About this event

Bring the entire family to King Gillette Ranch to join us in celebrating International Archaeology Day! This event will be family friendly with activities for people of all ages!

  • Native American performances
  • Dig up “artifacts” like an archaeologist in the hands-on excavation box
  • Practice throwing an atlatl spear at a target
  • Watch flint knapping demonstrations as experts turn stone into arrowheads
  • See genuine local artifacts on display
  • Learn more about history and prehistory with our hands-on replica artifact tables
  • Learn about the difference between archaeologists and paleontologists (hint: archaeologists don’t dig dinosaurs)
  • Enjoy presentations by local archaeologists
  • Learn about anthropology programs in local colleges
  • Become a Junior Archaeologist and earn a special patch!

This event & parking is completely free and open to the public.

Questions about this event? Contact us at the Interagency Visitor’s Center at King Gillette Ranch.

Phone: (805)-370-2301

Email: [email protected]


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Date and time

Sat, October 16, 2021

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT


Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitors’s Center – King Gillette Ranch

26876 Mulholland Highway

Calabasas, CA 91302

United States



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