LAHHS offers programs free and open to the public, featuring
guest speakers on topics of local history. They are held Sundays
from 3-5 p.m. at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall, except special
the spring of 2011, the remains of a Columbian Mammoth were archaeologically
recovered from the artichoke fields of Castroville.
In addition to the partial, but articulated remains of the mammoth,
a variety of other Late Pleistocene animals were also recovered.
In the hope of finding a link to Paleo Indian behavior, a research
team involving many different colleges and universities was tasked
The process of learning about these animals has led to a journey
of discovery about the landscape and natural history of the Monterey
Bay region at the end of the Great Ice Age.
This lecture will highlight some of the many insights we have
gained, and will share information about our recovery of the remains
of creatures that were once top of the menu for first people-
but have vanished from our world as if they had never been.
Hylkema is the Santa Cruz District Archaeologist for California
State Parks, and manages cultural resources within 32 parks in
an area ranging from San Francisco to the Pajaro River.
Mark also works on many other projects throughout the state and
has 33 years' experience in California archaeology, with an emphasis
on Native American culture.
In addition to State Parks, he is an adjunct professor of Anthropology
at Foothill College, and has taught anthropology courses at Santa
Clara University, University of California at Santa Cruz, De Anza
College, Ohlone College and Cabrillo College.
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