Fire and Ice: Historic and Archeological Research at Fish Camp/Summerdale California.
A Fireside Chat at the Mariposa Museum and History Center
5119 Jessie Street Mariposa, CA 95338
Sunday Feb. 18th at 2:00 pm. Free Admission
The talk will summarize the preliminary findings of Archeological and Historic Research by Dr. John Pryor, his students and Native Americans as part of the mitigation for impacts due to the construction of the Silvertip Lodge at Fish Camp California. The archeological site has a rich prehistory and history. There is evidence of Native Americans living along the banks of Big Creek from the Middle Archaic (around 3000 years ago) up to historic times.
John Pryor is a California Archeologist with over 45 years of field experience mostly working in California, but has also done a bit of archeology in England, and the Eastern US. This work has spanned experiences that started doing traditional academic archeology to doing Cultural Resources Management to over the last 15 years primarily work as a consultant for Native American Tribes in California.
He is currently a Full Professor in the Anthropology Department at CSU-Fresno.