The Journal of California Anthropology
The Names and Locations of Historic Chumash Villages
- Author(s): King, Chester
- et al.
The map of historic Chumash villages that comprises the core of this report began originally with an interest in explaining the distribution of archaeological sites in the vicinity of the Santa Monica Mountains. In 1966, Steven Craig of the UCLA Archaeological Survey visited Berkeley and discovered some of the valuable ethnographic notes collected by the late John P. Harrington. These notes contained, among other things, a wealth of information on Chumash placenames (see Applegate 1974), and I realized that this material might be extremely useful in interpreting data on sites in the Santa Monica Mountains.