Archaeological Excavation - San Gabriel Trench Grade Separation Project

Beginning in December 2011, the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) began archaeological work within the railroad right-of-way as part of the San Gabriel Trench Grade Separation Project. The excavation site was part of the Gardens area of the San Gabriel Mission. ACE, working with the San Gabriel Historical Association created a Guided Viewing Program allowing local students, residents and others the opportunity to view the excavation.   Before viewing the excavation from the observation deck, viewers were given a presentation explaining what is archeology and this excavation in particular.  There are two presentations available (in PDF format), one for the students in the classrooms, and the other for adults. 

Unfortunately site visits ended at the beginning of construction. But you can view
the ongoing construction thru the Project's webcam by clicking on the webcam below:



Click here for the Adult Version:

Click here for the Student Version:



A video of photos shot during the press conference on February 2, 2012.


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ACE Archaeologist John Dieter explaining the known history of the site, what has been found so far, and what they hope to find.  He was video'd on January 30, 2012.  Due to size constraints, his talk was broken down into Parts 1 & 2.


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