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Perspectives on Local Archeological Sites

A free forum May 31 offering the differing views of experts regarding ancient native cultures around the Columbia and Willamette rivers.
Pre-registration by May 28 is needed to reserve a seat. Contact:  callisoe@pdx.edu

Location: PSU Native American Cultural Center (corner of Southwest Broadway and Jackson Streets).

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Panel Presentation, Q&A & light refreshments
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Fry bread tacos ($4) & short documentaries on local projects


Speakers:
* Kenneth Ames, PhD, Portland State University Anthropology Department Chairman
* Dennis Griffin, PhD, State of Oregon Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Director
* Eirik Thorsgard, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Cultural Protection Specialist
* Dale Croes, PhD, South Puget Sound Community College Anthropology Department
* Rick Pettigrew, PhD, Archaeological Legacy Institute, Eugene
* Jenna Gaston, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Archaeologist
Moderator: Cynthia Coleman, PhD, PSU Communications Department

What can archaeology tell us about ancient cultures here at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers?
How can scientists study early cultures while respecting contemporary Native peoples and cultures?
What's new in wet site research? (update on 2005-6 Sauvies Island "Sunken Village" site)
What is the status of preservation of archaeological and cultural sites? How does the State of Oregon facilitate relationships between scientists, tribal cultural agencies and public interests
What are our shared interests in protecting cultural, historic and pre historic sites and private collections from vandalism, looting and other dispersal?

Thanks to our sponsors: PSU Native American Studies Department, and PSU Historic Preservation Club, and West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District