4-Ven-39 (La Robleda) Archives
About this CollectionThe 4-Ven-39 (La Robleda) Archives results from excavations intermittently conducted from 1966 to 1969 at the headwaters of Medea Creek in Oak Park, Ventura County, California by James N. Hill and the graduate students of the UCLA Department of Anthropology field school. At the La Robleda excavation site, Hill directed randomly sampled digs in 10-centimeter increments that today form the largest sample size taken in California using these methods. It has become an extremely important research tool because of the unbiased nature of its collection. This area was possibly a seasonal Chumash hunting/butchering site, with evidence of occupation as early as 3000 BC and as late as AD 1800. The documentation of excavations at La Robleda includes a catalog, field notes and daily field records, photographs, slides, artifact count sheets, student essays, and maps.
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