First People is a synthesis of the work of archaeologists over the past 100 years to explain the chronology of pre-contact people of San Diego County over the past 12,000 years. Author Dennis Gallegos takes the reader through these 10 decades of sometimes conflicting scholarship to explain the story of the occupation by the First People. Combined with his 40 years of investigating archaeological sites, artifacts, land use patterning, and environmental setting and change, Gallegos presents a revised chronology for San Diego County. La Jolla is identified as a “Sweet Spot” for early travelers who may have arrived via the “Kelp Highway” to Windsong Shores in north San Diego County. Other travelers may have arrived from drying inland desert lakes circa 9,000 years ago.
A Revised Chronology for San Diego
Author: Dennis R. Gallegos
About the Author
Dennis R. Gallegos
Dennis R. Gallegos began his career in archaeology in 1969 working for California State Parks and then worked for the Bureau of Land Management Desert Planning Staff conducting archaeological inventories desert-wide. He has also worked in the private sector and more recently with his own company, Gallegos & Associates, doing surveys, excavations, artifact analysis, report preparation and editing for projects throughout San Diego County and the southern California deserts.
Geology and Lore of the Northern Anza-Borrego Desert Region: The Lows to Highs of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Covers geology of the northern Anza-Borrego desert region including the 2010 joint field trip for SCGS and SDAG. Useful for anyone interested in geology, mines, history, groundwater, geologic structure, or …$ 29.95 Add to cart
The field trip outlined in this guide is from SDSU to Ocotillo via Interstate 8, Hwy S-2 to Warner Springs, Hwy 76 to Pala, Interstate 15 from Temecula to Welk …$ 5.00 Add to cart