The 15th Annual Symposium of the Coachella Valley Archaeological Society is set for Saturday, November 1th at College of the Desert’s Pollock Theatre.
This year’s theme is Difficult Times: Adaptive Practices. Activities will take place from 9 am to 12 noon then continue in the afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. A panel of professionals will discuss the History of Cahuilla Indians from Mission times to the present, legends, archaeological verification, their importance in the California History and more. Speakers and invited guests include: College of the Desert faculty and alumna; Native American Elder Anne Hamilton of the Torres Martinez Band of Cahuilla Indians; world renown ethnographer and expert on Cahuilla culture, Dr. Lowell Bean; Archaeologists Dr. John Hale, Dan McCarthy, John Goodman; College of the Desert faculty Harry Quinn, Ruth Nolan, and COD alumna Brendan Helliwell; Rev. Galal Gough, rock art recorder and enthusiast.
For more information please call, Symposium Coordinator, Dr. Ellen Hardy, COD Associate Professor of Anthopology at 760-776-7449
Flex Credit for this event.