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Students in Action

STUDENTS IN THE FIELD
Students from S.C.C. and S.A.C.  are shown excavating and screening soil and artifacts at a local Orange County Archaeological and Historic Park.

ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENTS IN ACTION PHOTO GALLEY 1

ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENTS IN ACTION PHOTO GALLERY 2

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PALEOANTHROPOLOGY

 Paleoanthropology

                                                            

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In 2005 students at S.C.C. established an Anthropological Society. The group plans to take educational trips to museums, off campus lectures and travel to historic and archaeological sites. The Society helps the Anthropology faculty and Society members help themselves in learning a great deal about Anthropology. A newsletter is planned with monthly meetings in order to transmit information about the field of Anthropology.

 

Over the year’s students in the Rancho Santiago Community College District have been involved in a number of Archaeological and Historic Preservation projects. They have worked at such places as The Irvine Ranch Headquarters, The San Juan Capistrano Mission, The Santa Isabel and Pala Missions.
 
 
Students learn how to use modern technology, traditional methods and current conservation methods and techniques. When possible the work of our students is published in professional reports and books. Some of their work can be seen in the publications noted below.
 
  • A sample of published work:
  • Piecing the Past Together, Oral Histories in Conjunction with Archaeological Studies at the Irvine Ranch Headquarters. Oral and public History Program at California State University Fullerton, 2003. 
  • A conservation Charrette at the Irvine Ranch Headquarters. Anthropology Department, Santa Ana College, 2002. 
  • Archaeology Without Limits. Labyrinthos Press, 2005. 
  • Proceedings of the Conference of Orange County History. Chapman College, 1989. 
  • Early California Reflections. National Endowment for the Arts and the Orange County Public Library, 1987.

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MAP OF MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

 
Archaeological and Museum Field Work at the California Missions 

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Original Documents and Original Research 

HISTORIC MAP OF TOWN OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO