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Calico Early Man Site Archaeological Dig

Main Project Information
Goal Assist with an archaeology dig.
Task Volunteer your time to assist on the dig.
Where Hwy 115 at Minneola Rd California Yermo U.S.A. 140 miles north of Los Angeles Hwy 115 at Minneola Rd, Yermo California Yermo U.S.A.

Archeology Dig started by Louis Leakey to study the origins of Early Man in the Americas. Volunteer on site in the California high desert or process artifacts in the San Bernardino County Museum under the direction of Dr. Dee Schroth, SBCM Curator of Anthropology, and Calico Project Archaeologist.

How to Join

Digging on First Saturday of October through May. Museum work Third Saturday of month all year, and also on First Saturday from June through September. On the job training. No skills required. Participation is free. Volunteer expenses would be only for cost to get to the site or to the museum. 323 655-8183

Expenses $100
Required Gear

Digging tools provided.

For dig, bring boots, hat, jacket, lunch for Saturday. Helpful to have magnifying glass, gloves, knee pads, a warm scarf, walking stick, sunglasses. Short hike uphill to excavation. Digging is dusty work, so you may wish to bring painter's masks or handkerchief.

Site is about 1 1/2 mile off the main highway on a maintained dirt and gravel road. Water provided, as well as very rough camp sites with pits and picnic tables, but no running water. Nearby hotels in Yermo and Barstow are from $35 to $60 per night, double occupancy.

For museum, wear comfortable clothes and bring magnifying glass if you have one.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Tags archaeology, california, human
Project Updated 05/23/2018