- Michael A. Glassow (Editor)
- Paperback: 314 pages; our fourth title in our Contribution Series
- 8.25" x 10.75"
The new monograph Goleta Slough Prehistory: Insights Gained From a Vanishing Archaeological Record was edited by UCSB Department of Anthropology Professor Emeritus Michael A. Glassow, Ph.D., who specializes in the Santa Barbara Channel regional archaeology between 7,000 and 5,000 years ago.
The collected chapters of the monograph by various anthropologists share information about the long history of human settlement at Goleta Slough, including the Chumash village known as Helo' established on the hill between Goleta Beach and what is now the Santa Barbara airport. Helo' was one of numerous Chumash towns in the Goleta Valley, which may have been one of the most densely inhabited zones in aboriginal California. The surrounding area of Goleta Slough was once a much larger estuary, offering abundant natural resources to the people who fished, hunted, foraged, and traded there.