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4-Ven-39 (La Robleda) Archives, 1965-1969
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: 4-Ven-39 (La Robleda) Archives,
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1969
    Collection number: A499
    Collector: University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Archaeology Collections Facility
    Extent: (5 boxes, 1 drawer in flat file) 9 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Archaeology Collections Facility
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1549
    Abstract: The 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Access to the archives collection is by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected materials and corresponding objects are available as part of the Container List of the finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], 4-Ven-39 (La Robleda) Archives, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Archaeology Collections Facility, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    The 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. Dr. Hill was one of the vanguards of the New Archaeology, a group of archaeologists formed during the 1960s that employed the scientific method. 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.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series and sub-series:
    • Catalog - used for catalog created of artifacts during excavation.
    • Data analysis - used for typologies, reports, attribute lists, etc., which deal with analyzing data. This series is reserved for work done in the lab.
      • Bone - used for materials describing and/or analyzing bone.
      • Features - used for human-made structural objects or evidence of human occupation revealed by excavation [see also Features as a sub-series for Field notes].
      • Lithic - used for materials describing generic stone material or to consolidate two subjects. For example, if a soil sample, steatite description, and geology report are housed together in a single folder, Lithic is the subject and details outlining the materials in the folder will be described in the Notes field.
      • Projectile points - used for materials describing and/or analyzing projectile points found at the site.
    • Dating techniques - used for Carbon-14 and obsidian hydration methods and results.
    • Distribution - used for charts, tally sheets, graphs, notes, maps, etc., which deal with the distribution and count of a feature, materials, artifact, etc. and how they were distributed throughout the site.
      • Bone - used for materials describing and/or analyzing bone.
      • Features - used for human-made structural objects or evidence of human occupation revealed by excavation [see also Features as a sub-series for Field notes].
      • Lithic - used for materials describing generic stone material or to consolidate two subjects. For example, if a soil sample, steatite description, and geology report are housed together in a single folder, Lithic is the subject and details outlining the materials in the folder will be described in the Notes field.
        • Petrified Wood - used for materials describing and/or analyzing petrified wood found at the site and categorized under Lithic.
      • Projectile points - used for materials describing and/or analyzing projectile points found at the site.
      • Shell - used for materials describing and/or analyzing shell found at the site
    • Field notes - used for materials describing the features of the site, field notes, or work done in the field.
      • Distribution - Noted during excavation. Used for charts, tally sheets, graphs, notes, maps, etc., which deal with the distribution and count of a feature, materials, artifact, etc. and how they were distributed throughout the site.
      • Features - used for human-made structural objects or evidence of human occupation revealed by excavation. [see also Features as a sub-series for Data Analysis]
      • Lithic - used for materials describing generic stone material or to consolidate two subjects. For example, if a soil sample, steatite description, and geology report are housed together in a single folder, Lithic is the subject and details outlining the materials in the folder will be described in the Notes field.
      • Projectile points - used for materials describing and/or analyzing projectile points found at the site.
    • Field Photographs - used for photographs recording excavation or features found during excavation.
    • Field School - used for materials related directly to the UCLA Department of Anthropology Field School. Includes assignments and essays written by students.
      • Ethnography - used for materials related to the identification, description or analysis of the original occupants of, and their livelihood at the site, specifically that of the Chumash.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Excavations (Archaeology)---California---Ventura County.
    Ventura County (Calif.)---Antiquities.
    Chumash Indians---Antiquities.