Archaeology and the Mounds' Importance in Early Mapping
Brian F. Byrd, Ph.D., a prehistorian and archaeologist specializing in the Bay Area shellmounds, and R. Scott Byram, P.h.D., an archaeologist and the author of Triangulating Archaeological Landscapes, will talk about the importance of the shellmounds in the mapmaking efforts of the U.S. Coast Survey more than a century-and-a-half ago. John Blanchard, chief mapmaker for the San Francisco Chronicle, will discuss modern mapmaking techniques using the latest in mapmaking programs, and how he would make a map of the shellmounds for the newspaper. Robin Grossinger of the San Francisco Estuary Institute will be commentator.
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7pm to 8pm, The Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street
$30 adv / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States