Credits and Acknowledgments

Land Acknowledgment

The area described in this web project, now known as San Francisco, was once the home of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the original peoples of this land, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost, nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place.

Funding Acknowledgment

San Francisco’s Buried History has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Exploratorium Project Team

Rob Rothfarb, Principal Investigator and Project Director
Rachel Gepner, project management
Kate O’Donnell, content development and audio production
Kevin Boyd, content development and writing
Amy Snyder, content development and photo research
Ryan Duval, website and user interface design and development
Marie-Elise Lecoq, website and user interface design and development
Eduardo Franco, website and user interface design and development
George Perry, website and user interface management
Erin Elliott, website and user interface design and development
Mark Nicola, website and user interface design and development
Ray Larsen, graphic design
Julia Nee, visitor research and evaluation
Sydney Parcell, exhibit kiosk development
Anders Cole, exhibit kiosk woodworking
Stacy Flint, project management
Daniela Kortan, grants management and writing
Katy Chin, grants management and writing
Shafer Mazow, grant writing
Susan Schwartzenberg, advisement and coordination
Rob Semper, project support

Project Advisors & Contributors

Jim Allan
Ruth Askevold
Gregg Castro
John Cloud
Jonathan Cordero
James Delgado
Richard Everett
Robin Grossinger
Rhonda Robichaud
Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Allison Vanderslice

Project Contributors

Hashim Anderson
Sean Baumgarten
Rufus Catchings
Dylan Jutt
Scott Kildall
Joel Pomerantz
Eric Sanderson
Lauren Stoneburner 
Sylvia Sun-Minnick

Contributing and Supporting Organizations

California Historical Society
California Humanities
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University
Macrostrat geologic map project
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Research Center
San Francisco Public Library’s San Francisco History Center
San Francisco Estuary Institute
San Francisco Historical Society
Society of California Pioneers

Software Licenses 

Mapbox libraries
AR.js libraries
Three.js libraries
Leaflet libraries
Drupal CMS


"Buried Ships" in San Francisco map, by Ron Filion 
"The Buried Ships of Yerba Buena Cove" map, from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
(California archaeological reports)
High-resolution US Coast Survey "T Sheet" map scans by John Cloud 
Hidden Nature SF, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Macrostrat geologic map tiles and stratigraphy data from University of Wisconsin Macrostrat Lab and National Science Foundation
"Map of San Francisco Bay Region Showing Distribution of Shell Heaps" by N.C. Nelson, 1909
National Register of Historic Places registration for Niantic excavation site, National Parks Service
Ohlone tribal groups map
San Francisco Historical Digital Elevation Map by Eric Sanderson