Culture and Natural History
I. A Few of My Favorite Topics
A. “Natural History of the Channel Islands,” May-June 2013 field notes.
B. “A Shaman’s Tale,” based on my early September 2011 experience in Cusco, Peru
C. “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).
D. "Edible Plants of the Desert," Desert Institute course, October 2010.
E. 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."
F. “Dating Tin Cans—IMAC User’s Guide” at http://www.anthro.utah.edu/IMACs/471-TinCans.pdf (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: 3 June 2013; created: 24 May 2008.