Archaeology Program Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Event Oct. 20



October 13, 2016


Palomar College Archaeology program



40th Anniversary Celebration, with exhibits, speakers, demonstrations and a scavenger hunt.



Thursday, October 20, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Lawn area near Clock Tower

Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos 92069

Palomar’s Archaeology program is widely considered to be one of the best in the nation, and for 40 years has helped both aspiring professionals and the curious public gain a thorough background in the “Science of the Past.”

Interactive and static exhibits will be on display, and Archaeology faculty will be present to answer questions. Professors Philip de Barros and Jim Eighmey will present the history and current and future directions of the program.  Current Archaeology students and graduates from the program will speak about the value of the program.  Stone tool manufacturing demonstrations and a scavenger hunt will also take place.

Who is invited:

All are invited to come and learn about Archaeology and Palomar’s great Archaeology program.

Everyone – Palomar College students, faculty and staff, and community members.





Members of the community may  pay to park in visitor’s metered parking spaces in Lots 1 and 2 accessed from the main college entrance on Mission Road;  or purchase a day pass and park in Lots 3, 5, 9 and 12, accessed from Comet Circle.



Philip de Barros, 760-744-1150, ext. 2343,
Jim Eighmey, Coordinator, Archaeology Program, 760-744-1150, ext. 3936,


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Media Contacts:

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365,
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152,
Philip de Barros, 760-744-1150, ext. 2343,
Jim Eighmey, Coordinator, Archaeology program, 760-744-1150, ext. 3936,