In this talk, Dr. Johnson will discuss how scientific evidence connects modern day Chumash Indians to inhabitants who lived here over 5,000 years ago. By examining historical records, ethnographic research, DNA, and archaeology, Dr. Johnson will discuss these connections, and provide a richer understanding of the history and prehistory of our region. His work and research on the Channel Islands have also led him to work on the site of the famous Arlington Springs Man, the oldest human discovered in North America.