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Talk: The Pimu Catalina Archaeology Project
March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$5 – $8
Join us for a series of special events connected to our latest exhibit, “Tevaaxa’nga (Te-vaah-ha-nga) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People.” In this talk, Tongva archaeologist Desireé Martinez will discuss the Pimu Catalina Archaeology Project and their work developing chronologies of Native Peoples across Catalina Island. Register online or pay at the door.
About the Speaker
Desireé Reneé Martinez has dedicated her life to obtaining skills and knowledge to combat the wanton destruction of Native American sacred and cultural sites, especially those of her community, the Gabrieliño (Tongva). Desiree received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA in Anthropology from Harvard University. She is a co-Director of the Pimu Catalina Island Archaeological Field School, and her work is to remind the southern California community of the Gabrieliño’s vibrant heritage and continuing contribution to the southern California region. Desiree currently works as an archaeologist for Cogstone Resource Management.