Spotlight: Archaeologist visits Ben Lomond
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Apr 07, 2011 | 9376 views | 2 2 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend | print
California State Parks archaeologist Mark Hylkema will speak about the ancestral Ohlone tribe from the Ice Age to the present in an April 15 talk to benefit San Lorenzo Valley Museum.

Hylkema is working on a dig in Monterey County and has just unearthed bones of a juvenile Columbian mammoth. His talk, however, will be focused on the people who lived in the area of Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties 12,000 years ago.

The talk will begin at 7 p.m. at Park Hall, 9370 Mill St., in Ben Lomond. Admission, which includes wine and a dessert bar, are $25 or $20 for students and museum members. Tickets can be bought at the SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek, at or at the door.

For information: Lynda Phillips, 338-8382.

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History buff
April 22, 2011
Was so discouraged to hear my fourteen year-old neighbor say he had wanted to attend this but felt he couldn't ask his parents as his father has been without a job for many months. I gladly would have paid for him and told him to ask me in future. It got me thinking, though - shouldn't something like this be sliding scale? Seems an exorbitant price for students.
Steve Homan
April 12, 2011
I hope this gentleman will have a chance to visit the Felton meadow between Felton Faire Shopping Center and GHR and E. Zayante Road. This gorgeous land between two fishery streams, with spring water on it, must have been an Ohlone campground. I hope he can look at it.

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