Public Archaeology Event – February 26, 2012

Our team of Stanford volunteers

The Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project is holding another Public Archaeology Event on Sunday, February 26th! This hands-on event is designed to introduce children from 4 to 12 and their families to archaeology. Children will participate in “mock” excavations and study authentic archaeological artifacts to learn about San Jose’s hidden history. It is a fun and educational event for the entire family! This event is FREE and open to the general public.

Free Public Archaeology Event

Sponsored by the Stanford Archaeology Center and History San José

When:  Sunday, February 26th, 2012, 11:00PM to 4:00PM

Where:  Peralta Adobe at the San Pedro Square Market

175 West Saint John Street

San Jose, CA 95110

For directions and more information about the Peralta Adobe site, please see History San José’s website (

Learn how to identify artifacts from the first Chinatown in San Jose

The event on February 26th is the fourth Public Archaeology Event that we have put on with History San José. This is the last event at the Peralta Adobe for 2012, so come, stop by and enjoy an educational and fun afternoon for the whole family!




If you cannot make it on February 26th, we have two additional Public Archaeology Events scheduled for this spring:

April 29th, 2012

May 20th, 2012

Both of these events will be held at History San José’s History Park (

If you have any questions about the event on February 26th or our other events in the spring, please contact Megan Kane (

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