"Larramendy" Mammoth Skull and its Implications for 
Coastal California Archaeology and Anthropology
Don Morris, National Park Service (ret.)

Don will present up-to-date research on Channel Islands mammoths with special emphasis on the 2014-16 discovery and excavation of the "Larramendy" mammoth skull. The skull has associated dating of 13,000 BP, which is coeval with the famous Arlington Man, the oldest human remains found in North America, also on Santa Rosa Island. 

Don Morris has spent decades discovering and investigations hundreds of archaeological sites at Channel Islands National Park. Don has a special focus on one of the treasures of the island - Pleistocene-age pygmy mammoth bones. He organized and participated in the team that excavated the first complete pygmy mammoth skeleton recovered from the Channel Islands. Don has also worked with mammoth bones at the well-known Mammoth Site and Hot Springs, South Dakota. 
Meeting Place
Second Tuesday of every month (no meetings in July and August) at 7:00 pm
Chumash Indian Museum 
3290 Lang Ranch Pkwy Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Ventura County Archeological Society (VCAS) 
P.O. Box 4172 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 

   The VCAS/Ventura County Archaeological Society was established in 1972 when concerned Ventura County citizens as well as local professional and avocational archaeologists saw a need to organize, study and preserve our County's rich prehistoric heritage.

  The Society has been instrumental in the implementation of research and preservation goals aimed at our local archaeological resources.  With an eye towards the future the Society has a collections and archival curation program, site recordation and monitoring program, and a continuing education program. 

101 freeway take Westlake Blvd exit, go to North Westlake Blvd 4 miles to Lang Ranch Pkwy, turn right. Museum is on right hand side
VCAS Monthly Program - September 11, 2018