Barbara Tejada

Email:  barbara_tejada@sfu.ca       

M.A.: SFU Heritage Resource Management M.A.Candidate

B.A.: University of California Santa Barbara, Anthropology and Geological Sciences, 1997        

Other Credentials (grad, professional) California State University Bakersfield Anthropology M.A. program (ABT)

Supervisor: Dr. Rudy Reimer (Yumks)

Research Interests: Landscape Archaeology, Indigenous Archaeology, Archaeology of California, Sourcing Studies, Groundstone Analysis, Legacy/Orphaned Collections

Introduction

After graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1997, I obtained experience in the museum sector working in the visitor services department at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. From there, I entered the HRM world as an environmental planner and archaeologist for the California Department of Transportation, performing all levels of environmental compliance for various road projects within four counties in southern California. I’ve also worked for a private archaeological consulting firm, primarily on a large electrical transmission project. My interest in preservation, public education, and land management led me to California State Parks, where I am currently the Supervisor, Cultural Resources Program at the Angeles District.

M.A. Research

Using a legacy collection resulting from a large-scale excavation for a development project in the 1980s, I plan to explore coastal and inland trade relationships at an important Fernandeño village site, Siutcanga in Encino, California. By analyzing the large number of tarring pebbles found at the site, I plan to examine the source locations for the asphaltum used for water-proofing basketry water bottles, as well as the types of bottles being manufactured at the site and the intensity of manufacture over time. This study will use archaeometric techniques, ethnohistoric research, and environmental archaeology to elucidate the role of Siutcanga in regional precontact political-economic systems and provide important context for descendant communities.

Other Activities: In addition to my roles at work and school, I am the board chair and acting director for the Chumash Indian Museum in Thousand Oaks, California (www.chumashmuseum.org). In whatever spare time I have remaining,  I enjoy cooking, gardening, and exploring the backroads with my husband in our Jeep Wrangler.

 

Publications

2017 (Tejada, Barbara S. and Alexander D. Bevil). Historical Resources Inventory and Evaluation Report for the Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration Study, Los Angeles County, California. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Angeles District, Calabasas and Southern Service Center, San Diego.

2014 (Tejada, Barbara S. and Alexander D. Bevil). Cultural Resources Survey Report for the Malibu Pier Repair Project, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Los Angeles County, California. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Angeles District, Calabasas and Southern Service Center, San Diego.

2014 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Archaeological Survey Report for the Arroyo Sequit Steelhead Barrier Removal Project, Leo Carrillo State Park, Los Angeles County, California. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Calabasas, California

2014 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Archaeological Survey Report for the Campsite Electrical Hook-up Conversion, Leo Carrillo State Park, Los Angeles County, California. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Calabasas, California

2013 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Archaeological Testing of CA-VEN-433 for the La Jolla Hike-In Camp Restoration Project, Point Mugu State Park, Ventura County, California. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Calabasas, California

2012 (Tejada, Barbara S. and Patricia McFarland). Archaeological Survey Report for the Mishe Mokwa and Sandstone Peak Trailhead Restroom Project, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Ventura County, California. Prepared for the National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Thousand Oaks, California. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Calabasas, California.

2012 (Jackson, Thomas L. and Barbara S. Tejada). Extended Phase I Excavations at CA-LAN-3141/H, Southern California Edison Company, Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project, Segment 6, Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County, California. Prepared for Southern California Edison, Rosemead, California. Pacific Legacy, Inc., Lancaster, California.

2011 (Jackson, Thomas L. and Barbara S. Tejada). Cultural Resources Inventory and Evaluation for Macpherson Oil Company Tank Settings and Infrastructure Removal Project, Round Mountain, CA. Prepared for Quad Knopf, Inc., Bakersfield, California. Pacific Legacy, Inc., Lancaster, California.

2010 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Archaeological Survey Report for Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park, Los Angeles County, California. Prepared for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. California State University, Bakersfield.

2008 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Archaeological Monitoring Report for the Rodeo Grounds Berm Removal Project, Topanga State Park, Los Angeles County, California. California Department of Parks and Recreation, Angeles District.

     Journal papers and book chapters:

2009 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Ground Stone Artifacts. The Archaeology of CA-LAN-192: Lovejoy Springs and Western Mojave Desert Prehistory: 33-60.

2008 (Knight, Albert, Douglas H. Milburn, and Barbara S. Tejada). Rock Art of the Western Mojave Desert – A View from the First Decade of the 21st Century. Kern County Archaeological Society Occasional Papers Number 10: 3-24.

     Conference Presentations:   

2018 (Tejada, Barbara, Elizabeth Lee, and Chip Fenenga). A Digital Solution to Preserving and Interpreting Ancient Rock Art at Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park, California. Digital Heritage 2018 3rd International Congress and Expo. San Francisco, California.

2016 (Tejada, Barbara S. and Scott Green). The First True Textbook: The Role of Southern California in the Development of Modern Archaeological Inquiry. Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Ontario, California.

2015 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Public Interpretation of Rock Art in the Modern Tech Age at Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park. Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Redding, California.

2015 (Tejada, Barbara S.). A “Lost” Collection Makes Its Way Home: The Long Road of the Lost Village of Encino. Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. San Francisco, California.

2014 (Brown, Gary M. and Barbara S. Tejada). After the Fire: Archaeological Assessment of the Springs Wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains. Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Visalia, California.

2014 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Rediscovering the Archaeology of La Jolla Valley, Point Mugu State Park. Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Visalia, California.

2013 (Mealey, Marla and Barbara Tejada). Millingstones to Clay Bricks: the Archaeological Inventory of Topanga State Park and the Search for the First Five CA-LAN- Sites. Forty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Berkeley, California.

2012 (Mealey, Marla and Barbara Tejada). Crossroads of Culture: The Archaeology of Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park. Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. San Diego, California.

2012 (Tejada, Barbara and Andrew Kinkella). Honing the Point: Updating the Site Records at Stoney Point (CA-LAN-89). Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. San Diego, California.

2009 (Tejada, Barbara). Prehistory of the Eastern Antelope Valley: What We Know So Far. Forty-Third Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Modesto, California.

2009 (Tejada, Barbara). Repairing Damage (Again) at CA-LAN-449, Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park. Southern Data Sharing Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Claremont, California.

2007 (Swope, Karen K. and Barbara Tejada). Where From Art Thou? Exploring the Research Potential of Collections with Limited Provenience. Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. San Jose, California.

2007 (Price, Barry A., Alan Garfinkel, Suzanne Griset and Barbara Tejada). Getting the Most Out of CA-LAN-192, the Lovejoy Springs Site. Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. San Jose, California.

2006 (Tejada, Barbara). Analysis of a Large Ground Stone Collection form the Lovejoy Springs Site, Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. Thirtieth Biennial Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

2005 (Tejada, Barbara S.). Bricks, Bottles, and Barrels: A Consideration of Unique Construction Methods at Remote Historical Archaeological Sites. Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology. Sacramento, California.

Images:

Taking a GPS point during post-fire surveys in Point Mugu State Park, January 2015

Sample screening materials from mudslides at Point Mugu State Park, February 2015

Working as a Resources Advisor on the Woolsey Fire in the Santa Monica Mountains. November 2018