Presidio of San Francisco (July 21, 2006) -- Cabrillo College
archaeology students and their professors will offer public tours on Wednesday,
July 26, from 12 pm to 4 pm of the ongoing excavation of a
Spanish chapel on the Presidio that was built in 1780 and believed to be
one of the first buildings in San Francisco.
The goal of the excavation is to
recover additional information about the early history of the Presidio,
and to prepare the archaeological sites for long-term, on-going public
viewing. The Presidio was originally established by Spain in 1776 as el
Presidio de San Francisco, a small military fort at the Golden
The Presidio Trust is hosting the
Cabrillo College archaeology students for a summer field school at the
Presidio to follow-up on excavations done in 1996-1999. This summer
archaeologists hope to unearth the Chapel’s Presbiterio floor, and to
further document the Chapel’s eastern wall foundation.
In addition to the tours on July
26, lectures on Presidio archeology will take place at 7 p.m. in the
Presidio Chapel (Bldg. 45) on the following days: Monday, July 24th
and Tuesday, July 25th.
Please visit the Presidio website
for more information: www.presidio.gov.
For more information regarding the Cabrillo College Archaeology
Technology Program: www.cabrillo.edu/academics/archtech/.
Presidio Trust Media RelationsDana PolkT: (415) 561-2710E: firstname.lastname@example.org