Jolon, California

June 20 - July 30, 1999


Robert L. Hoover is a professor emeritus of anthropology in the Social Sciences Department at Cal Poly, where he taught from 1970 to 1998. He received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and has specialized in the prehistoric and historic archaeology of California. Hoover has published in journals both in the United States and abroad, and he has served for 16 years as a member of the State Historic Resources Commission.

To contact Dr. Hoover please send snail-mail to:
Dr. Robert Hoover; 1144 Buchon Street; San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
(805) 544-0176; Fax - (805) 544-2528


Six (6) quarter units credit
Fee: $1,103

An intensive 6-week combination of lectures, excavation, and laboratory analysis of historical archaeological materials from Mission San Antonio in southern Monterey County. The Mission was founded in 1771, the third of 21 Franciscan religious establishments in Spanish California. Attention will be focused on the methods of historic archaeology. The material culture will be used to interpret the role of technology in the acculturation of the 1300 Indian neophytes to the culture of 18th century Spain.

Mission San Antonio is located in Fort Hunter-Liggett with no large settlements nearby. Students should expect warm, dry weather and provide rugged but cool clothing. The class will be accommodated in single dormitory rooms with two sets of hot communal showers and electricity. Bedding is provided by the Mission. Students should be in good physical condition. Tetanus shots are recommended. Housekeeping chores are cooperative.

The class will live and eat at the Mission as guests of the Franciscan friares. The Field School is now in its 23rd year of operation.

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