Palomar Archaeology Program
Lucas Piek, Wayne
Abrahamson, Carrie Simmons, Jeff Sahagun, Ed Ash, Eileen LaLone, Kerri Hunsinger,
Rudy Reyes, Scott Hensiek, Ryan Anderson, Bridget Piculell, Deva Jebb, Deborah Jordan-Sakimoto,
Mark Boyle, and Priya Wong,
Lucas served as President of the
Palomar College Archaeology Club and was both a field and
lab assistant for the Fall 2005 field class in Poway at
Lucas also works for Gallegos and Associates and was
one of the excavators at the recently discovered
pre-Portola (A.D. 1769)
horse burial site above Agua
Lucas took the Advanced Archaeological
Surveying class (ANTH 220) in the Spring of 2004 and
served as a Teaching Assistant for the Fall 2004
Lucas has done extensive artifact illustrations for
Professional Archaeological Services for SDI-5581,
ORA-149, and SDI-9537/H. He is an excellent scientific
Lucas worked for Professional Archaeological Services as
field director for the survey of 1400 acres near Julian
in 2003 and as crew chief for test excavations at
SDI-9537/H in Pauma Valley in 2005. Served
as Lab Assistant Fall 2002. He is the Vice-President of
the Palomar College Anthropology (Archaeology) Club.
Worked on test excavations at INY-5887 for
Professional Archaeological Services, June
2001. Served as intern working on faunal analysis with
a graduate student at San Diego State University.
Accepted to get his M.A. degree in
maritime archaeology at the University of West Florida.
Abe graduated Magnum Cum Laude from San Diego
State with a B.A. in Anthropology. He plans on
going to the University of West Florida's Maritime
Archaeology Program in Fall 2004.
Abe served as a Teaching Assistant
for the Fall 2002 excavation class. Abe
completed his Excavation and Lab & Survey Certificates
for the Palomar Archaeology Program. Abe has
retired from the Navy and is on his way toward a second
career in Archaeology. His long term goal is to
get a Ph.D. in maritime archaeology.
has completed her M.S. in Museum Studies with University
of Leicester (England) via distance learning. Carrie
has been working full-time archaeologist at Fort
Irwin, California. Carrie worked as a seasonal worker
for the Kaibab National Forest in Arizona from
June-Sept. 2003. She has
experience in archaeology in South Africa and has taken
both an excavation class at SDI-5581 and a lab analysis
class at Palomar (ANTH 215). She already has a B.A. in
To the left is a great photo of Carrie with an eccentric
crescentic found at Fort Irwin.
Carrie Simmons and Jeff Sahgun met and eventually got
married after both being students in the Palomar College
Jeff completed his B.A. in
Anthropology/ Archaeology at Cal State San Bernardino n
Currently (March 2007), Jeff is in
Calixtlahuaca, Mexico (near Toluca) excavating houses
and agricultural terraces for Dr. Michael E. Smith from
ASU at the 3rd largest Aztec city. He has also
been working with Dr. Frances F. Berdan at the Lab for
Ancient Materials Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino,
serving as experimental archaeologist for Berdan's Aztec
Adhesive research project. He is presenting a
paper at the SAAs in Austin. Jeff
joined the program in 2003 and rapidly became one its
premier students, assisting Dr. D run the lab throughout
the 2003-2004 academic year. He took both the
excavation and archaeological surveying classes.
He also participated in some excavation projects with
Professional Archaeological Services.
only one semester left at East Carolina University for
his B.A. with a dual major in Anthropology and Religious
http://www.ecu.edu/anth/. His courses include
one on Cultural Resource Management. Ed has done CRM work in Orange,
Riverside, San Diego and Imperial Counties and in
Oklahoma. He served as President of the Palomar College
Archaeology Club in 2003-2004.
Ed took classes in Beginning & Advanced
Excavation, Lab Analysis, and Archaeological Surveying. He has also helped inventory collections in
the Palomar lab.
Angus. Ed at
250 cm at CA-SDI-216 (The
Harris Site), March 2004.
Eileen has also completed nearly all of her classes for
her A.A. Degree in Archaeology at Palomar and recently
went to Little Petroglyph Canyon with the Palomar
College Archaeology Club. She is very active about
archaeology in education.
Kerri has completed her classes for her A.A. Degree in
Archaeology and recently went on the Archaeology Club
field trip to Little Petroglyph Canyon in the Coso
Mountains. Kerri works in maintenance for State Parks
and takes a very active role in archaeology on State
Park lands. She lives in Borrego Springs.
Rudy participated in the Advanced Archaeological
Surveying Class this past Spring and served as a
Teaching Assistant for the Fall 2004 excavation
classes. Served as intern at
the South Coastal Information Center
and Barona Museum and Cultural Center
(2001). Rudy is the Treasurer
of the Palomar College Anthropology (Archaeology) Club.
He helped set up archival software program at Barona.
Gave paper on work at SW
Anthropological Association Meeting in San Diego, May
2001. Worked for Professional Archaeological Services
for test excavations at INY-5887,
Scott was just recently hired as a
full-time Historical Archaeologist for Bryan Smith and
Associates. He served as Teaching Assistant
for the Fall 2002 excavation class and has done archaeo/paleo monitoring for L&L Environmental
Scott has pretty much completed the requirements for an A.A. Degree in
Archaeology from Palomar. He has skills in
paleontology (Paige Museum) and in historic artifact
identification, especially bottles. He helped catalog
material from ORA-1582H for Professional Archaeological
Services (PAS). He took ANTH 225 in Historical
Archaeology in the Fall of 2004. He also did fieldwork for PAS in Summer
of 2001 and Spring 2003.
Ryan is attending UCSC. He was
accepted into the EAP Program in Ghana, West Africa, but
was unable to go in the end. He is currently
taking classes in North American Archaeology, History of
Archaeological Theory, and Latin Immigration to the U.S.
He has decided to major in cultural
anthropology/ethnography and plans on applying to UC
Berkeley, Davis, and San Diego. He is interested
in immigration issues and is enjoying UCSC immensely. Ryan completed most of
the courses in the Palomar Archaeology Archaeology
Program. Ryan served as artifact
illustrator for several projects including for artifacts
from SDI-5581 that he helped to excavate.
Bridget completed most
of the courses in the Palomar Archaeology Archaeology
Program and then transferred to UC Santa Cruz where she
is studying ecology. She recently obtained an
important internship in ecology at UCSC. She is
enjoying her life at UCSC.
is now in graduate school in Germany and is working on
some exciting sites in Morocco with the German Team,
including one that may be Homo erectus or even earlier. Deva did research on Early Man in Morocco on a FULBRIGHT
Grant. Just prior to that, she worked as a seasonal
worker for the National Forest in Utah.
Deva has a dual B.A. in
Anthropology and Studio Art from Beloit College,
Wisconsin, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She participated
in excavations in Chile, including work in
paleoclimatology and the cataloging of collections at
the University of Iquique. She also has experience in
artifact preservation and drawing. Deva took both
Advanced Excavation (ANTH 205) and Lab Analysis (ANTH
215) and helped inventory collections.
Deborah has permanently moved to Los Angeles where she
and her husband, Hugo Buriel, are raising a new-born
Deborah was an outstanding President (formerly
Secretary) for the Palomar College Archaeology Club from
2002-2004. From the Spring of 2002 to the Fall of
2004, she commuted from Los Angeles to take Palomar archaeology
classes. In the Fall of 2003 she served as a Teaching
Assistant for excavation classes.
completed the basic courses in excavation, surveying and
lab analysis at Palomar.
She also took Advanced Archaeological Surveying (ANTH
also helped create an electronic database for
collections at Palomar in Microsoft Access.
Mark completed the A.A. Degree in Archaeology at Palomar and
attending the University of New Mexico.
Mark served as a Teaching Assistant for
the Fall (2003) excavation classes. Mark completed his A.A. in Archaeology.
Mark has previously helped to inventory and catalog Palomar's archaeological collections to help satisfy the
requirements of AB 978. In Summer 2004, Mark did
data recovery for Professional Archaeological Services
at ORA-149 in Huntington Beach and also worked at
ORA-1582H, Locus B, in June 2005.
Priya has a background in archaeology and she has taken
a flintknapping class where you learn how to make stone
tools. Priya has taken most of the Excavation and
Lab/Surveyor Certificate courses, including Beginning &
Advanced Excavation, Archaeological Surveying, and Lab
Analysis. She has been helping to inventory and create
an electronic database for Palomar's archaeological
collections (ANTH 297) to help satisfy the requirements
of AB 978. Her enthusiasm makes cataloging fun.