Friday, May 13, District Archaeologist Amber Nelson presents an overview of archaeology on the Tahoe National Forest (TNF), at 7pm at Nevada City’s Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way.

The free, family-oriented, program will cover historic sites and ancient Native American rock art as well as new techniques for finding and preserving archaeological resources.

Nelson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and has worked on a number of different national forests in the past. She joined the TNF last summer to manage archaeology for the Yuba River District. The archaeologist is an expert on the use of modern technology to locate, delineate, and record such resources.

The event is sponsored by Friends of Sierra Rock Art, which was founded in 1990. It works with the TNF, other agencies and land owners, and Native Americans to protect regional petroglyphs. FSRA is the first non-professional organization to have received the Society for California Archaeology’s prestigious Helen C. Smith award for contributions to California archaeology.

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