After The Dig
June 20 –June 23, 2005

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Proyecto Arqueológico
de Tennessee Hollow Watershed

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Photo collage of Tennesee Hollow Watershed Archeological Project

This project is a study of how the Tennessee Hollow Watershed was used during the Spanish-colonial and the Mexican occupations of the Presidio of San Francisco (ca. 1776-1847). The ultimate goal of this research program is to understand the complex interactions between colonial and native populations, and to trace the emergence of the City of San Francisco from its origins at the Presidio. Our data will also inform the environmental management of the Presidio of San Francisco National Park.

Our current research takes place in a sheltered valley located in the heart of the former military outpost. Six years ago, we discovered three archaeological sites on the valley floor. Who lived at these sites, and why did they make a home in this valley? How did they live their daily lives? This project will address these other questions through historical research, excavation, laboratory analysis, and environmental studies. We welcome your participation, your visits to the site, and your thoughts about this investigation.

June 20 – June 23, 2005
To book a group tour or if you have questions about this program contact:
Barbara Voss at or call (650)725-6884

Despues de la Excavacion
Laboratorio Arqueológico Exhibicion Abierta
Vea los artefactos y el Laboratorio de Investigación!
Desde el Lunes 20 de Junio al Jueves 23, 13:00 a 16:00 PM
Laboratorio Arqueológico "The Presidio"
230 Gorgas (mapa)
Para planificar una visita en grupo o si tiene preguntas sobre este
programa contacte:
Barbara Voss o llame al 650-725-6884

Our Project Partners

The Tennessee Hollow Watershed Archaeology Project is directed by Dr. Barbara Voss through a research partnership between Stanford University’s Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, the Stanford Archaeology Center, and the Presidio Trust, in cooperation with the National Park Service.

We are grateful to the Presidio Trust for their ongoing support of this research. This research is also supported in part by several Stanford University programs including Urban Studies, Feminist Studies, the Office of Technology Licensing Research Incentive Fund, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Iris F. Litt, M.D. Fund of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Dr. Claudia Engel, Sherri A. Taylor, and Angel Roque developed and maintain this website. Many thanks to them and to all the people who contributed material to this site.

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Last updated April 21, 2005