Guided Tour of Yema-Po

During 1993-94, the C.E. Smith Museum mounted a major exhibit on the archaeological site of Yema-po. The site, excavated by students and faculty of the Department of Anthropology, represents the remains of a work camp occupied by the overseas Chinese laborers who constructed the San Leandro Reservoir (Lake Chabot) between 1874 and 1875. Read about their discovery and take a tour of the excavation, the artifacts found and the history of the San Leandro Reservoir by exploring the topics below: