Culture and Natural History




I. A Few of My Favorite Topics

A. “Tembe Elephant Park,” November 2013 field notes.

B. “Natural History of the Channel Islands,” May-June 2013 field notes.

C.  A Shaman’s Tale,” based on my early September 2011 experience in Cusco, Peru

D. “Afton: a Desert Station along the Mojave River on the Salt Lake Route, or, Who is Buried in the Cemetery?” San Bernardino County Museum Association Quarterly 55 (Number 4, 2010): 3-10 (PDF).

E. "Edible Plants of the Desert," Desert Institute course, October 2010.

F. The United States Congress: Significant Ecological or Environmental Legislation from the mid-19th to the late 20th Centuries of Interest to Archivists, Curators and Librarians, drawn from UCLA DIS 455 "Government Information."

G. “Dating Tin Cans—IMAC User’s Guide” at (accessed 27 October 2010)

II. Suggested Readings

A. M. Kat Anderson, Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources (University of California Press, 2006).

B. Katherine Siva Saubel and Lowell John Bean. Temalpakh (From the Earth): Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants (Banning, California: Malki Museum, 1972).


Revised: 14 December 2013; created: 24 May 2008.