Barnaby Monk 12:15 p.m., Dec. 24
Archaeological Excavations at Warner's Trading Post
San Diego archaeologist Susan Walter will describe her experiences while excavating at the Warner's Trading Post site in eastern San Diego County.
The actual site's location had been lost for years, which is surprising considering the extreme importance it played to Southern Overland Trail immigrants and the dramatic incident that ended its use after a mere two years existence.
Confusing, ambiguous findings were a prelude to the discovery of another period of habitation. Compounding the fieldworker's experiences were extreme weather conditions.
- Cost: Free