15 Nov Islands, Interiors, and In Between: Chumash Life on the Oxnard Plain
Colleen Delaney-Rivera (Anthropology, CSU Channel Islands)
Monday, November 15, 2010 / 5:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
The archaeology of the Oxnard Plain of Ventura County has received relatively little attention, with a few notable exceptions. This study focuses on the Chumash occupations of the Oxnard Plain through time, with particular attention to a series of Middle Period sites located on the southern edge of the Plain. We delve into the activities of both pre-European Contact and Contact-era Chumash, focusing on transportation, interaction, and sociopolitical issues related to the settlement of the southern Oxnard Plain (including Simo’ mo and Muwu). We will also consider the social and economic interaction of interior, coastal and island Chumash through time.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Geographies of Place series and Archaeology RFG.