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Release date: IMMEDIATELY
Date: May 20, 2004
Contact: Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist ~ (909) 798-5048 ~
Nancy Kirkwood, MYC Educator ~ (909) 307-2669 ext. 271 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.

Event Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Event Place: Redlands, CA

Mojave Desert Prehistory

Dr. Mark Q. Sutton will discuss the past twenty years of research into Mojave Desert prehistory at a guest lecture at the San Bernardino County Museum on Wednesday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. The talk, one of the county museum's guest lecture series, is offered at no charge.

Dr. Sutton has worked as an archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management and a variety of private consulting firms. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, joining the faculty of California State University, Bakersfield, in 1987 where he is presently a Professor of Anthropology.

He has worked at more than 100 archaeological sites in western North America and has written more than 130 books, monographs, and papers in archaeology and anthropology.

"Considerable new work has been done since 1984 when Claude Warren wrote his classic chapter in California Archaeology on the Mojave Desert," said Sutton. "Academic research and field studies conducted by and for the Bureau of Land Management and military bases in the Mojave Desert have resulted in much new learning. I'll be discussing this research and how it contributes to a greater understanding of the past."

The San Bernardino County Museum's free guest lecture series was organized to bring experts in cultural and natural history to the museum to share their research with the public. The museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information, visit or call (909) 307-2669.

Kamelyta Plimley, Marketing Assistant
San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374
Tel (909) 798-9829 Fax (909) 748-7763 TDD/TTY (909) 792-1462.


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