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The Campbells of Twentynine Palms
Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series

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Join anthropologist Claude Warren, Ph.D., to hear the story of Elizabeth and William Campbell’s archaeological legacy in Joshua Tree National Park. Aligned with the Southwest Museum of Los Angeles, the couple scoured this desert for artifacts, logging thousands of finds including the 7500-year-old Pinto Basin site in what is now Joshua Tree National Park, during the years of 1929 - 1940.

Dr. Warren is considered to be one of the foremost archaeologists working in the Mojave Desert today and has contributed syntheses of the prehistory of the desert regions to the Smithsonian Institution’s Handbook of North American Indians, vol.11 and California Archaeology.

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, November 8 at 7 pm. This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, room is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP to Marion Gartner 760-361-1202 or

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