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Prehistoric Lassen County Subject of Next ‘Discover Lassen’ Program at the Depot

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Fish, bird and small animal bones are part of the archeological record of northeastern California. -BLM photo

The lifeways of northeast California’s earliest people, those who lived before written history, will be the topic at the Lassen Land and Trails Trust’s next Discover Lassen presentation, to be held Wednesday, March 21st, at 7:00p.m., at the Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road.

Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist Marilla Martin will discuss paleontological and archaeological discoveries that reveal much about how the earliest people lived in the region and even how the landscape differed from what we know today.

“Recent paleontological discoveries including a mastodon tooth tell us much about the region and the animals that survived here millions of years ago,” Martin said.

“On the other hand, archeological finds such as rock structures, prehistoric rock ovens and rock art provide clues about how the first people adapted to the landscape and used the available plant and animal resources.”

Martin is the lead archaeologist for the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office based in Susanville. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from California State University, Chico and her master’s thesis focused on prehistoric cooking in northeast California.

Discover Lassen is speaker series focusing on the lands, resources and recreation unique to Lassen County. Admission to the talks is free; the organization accepts donations at the door.

Martin’s presentation will include information about these unique ‘donut stones’ found in our region.

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6 Responses to Prehistoric Lassen County Subject of Next ‘Discover Lassen’ Program at the Depot

  1. Max Muttera

    Max Muttera

    Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Randee Jones

    • Randee Jones

      Randee Jones

      Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Omg so rad!!! This is a grinding bowl, like a mortar and pestle. We have a few in our yard

  2. Kaelie Pena

    Kaelie Pena

    Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Raymen Pena

  3. Tory Fischer

    Tory Fischer

    Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Where’s the little button that says “Going, Interesting in Going” and such?

    • Susanvillestuff.com


      Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 9:34 am

      That would be on their Facebook page if they have done that, but it isn’t our event so there isn’t a little ‘going, interested in going’ button here on SStuff. 🙂

    • Tory Fischer

      Tory Fischer

      Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 9:35 am


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