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The Archaeology of Community at Mission Santa Clara de Asís (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lee Panich. Sarah Peelo. Linda Hylkema.

In this paper, we examine the challenges associated with understanding indigenous community formation and change through the archaeology of the native ranchería at Mission Santa Clara de Asís. The mission’s indigenous population had well-documented and distinct temporal shifts, initially drawing local Ohlone converts but eventually extending recruitment to Yokuts groups in the more distant San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. These population changes pose an intriguing archaeological...

Change, Continuity and Foodways: Indigenous Diet at Mission Santa Clara (1777-1836) (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Noe.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2021: General Sessions" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper examines mission documents, agricultural production reports, and faunal remains recovered from three middens situated alongside the Native American barracks at the Spanish mission site of Santa Clara (1777-1836). Mission Santa Clara housed a diverse population of differing Native American groups including predominantly Ohlone speakers, as well as...

Indian Family Housing at Mission San Juan Bautista: Archaeology and Ethnohistory (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Glenn Farris.

Although the Indian converts resident at Mission San Juan Bautista numbered as high as 1248 (in 1823), the available adobe housing for families could only accommodate perhaps a fifth of this number. Archaeological testing on the Indian family housing site for this mission was combined with Spanish sacramental records, annual reports, and other documents to suggest individuals and their families most likely to have been allotted this scarce housing. The aim of this study is to attempt to bring...

Marking the Sacred: Reading between the abraded lines of Mission San Miguel the Arcángel. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jewel Gentry.

The Californian Spanish colonial community of Mission San Miguel the Arcángel consisted primarily of Salinan, Tulare native populations and included neophyte Indians from previously established Missions of San Luis Obispo and San Antonio. Within the Mission Church examples of 19th century "graffiti" can be found etched throughout the sanctified interior. Researchers have suggested that specific sections of these stylized markings are analogous to California Indian rock art with parallels being...

Marking the Sacred: Rock Art Images in an Unusual Context (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jewel Gentry. Donna L. Gillette.

Rock art images, generally associated with outdoor landscapes and boulders occur in an unexpected context and very sacred space in the California Spanish colonial community of Mission San Miguel the Arcángel. The Mission Community consisted primarily of Salinan and Tulare native populations and included neophyte Indians from previously established nearby Missions. It has been suggested that images found etched throughout the sanctified interior are analogous to California Indian rock art with...

Missions, Indians, and Cultural Continuity (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul Farnsworth.

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DOCUMENT Full-Text Kathryn Puseman.

The mid-section of a chert biface artifact from the La Purisima Mission Granary Site in Lompoc, California, was analyzed for possible protein residues. This artifact was discovered near the stone foundation of the La Purisima Granary and is believed to represent a hafted knife that was used either in agriculture or in skinning hides. Previous studies have shown that protein residues from a tool's surface can be identified using modified forensic procedures.