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Archaeology Roadshow with PSU

Archaeology Roadshow

Celebrate the Archaeology of Food!

Celebrate the archaeology and history of the Pacific Northwest at Archaeology Roadshow in The Dalles, to be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2024 from 10AM – 3PM in the River Gallery of Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum at 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058.

Hosted by Portland State University (PSU), the Roadshow’s theme is The Archaeology of Food– and will feature exhibits and activities hosted by archaeologists and heritage specialists , representing universities, tribes, federal and state agencies, companies, and nonprofit organizations.
This family friendly event gives visitors of all ages the chance to learn more about Oregon’s past and its connections to us today. It is completely free and open to all.

Do you have an artifact that you want to learn more about? Perhaps you found a curious object (a possible stone tool, a piece of pottery, an animal bone) while on a hike or walking on farm land, or a relative gave you an artifact that had been special to them. Bring it to the Archaeology Roadshow!

At all of our events, we have experts on hand who have knowledge about stone tools, pottery, animal bones, historical archaeology, and geology. Our experts will do their best to determine the object’s age, possible function and anything else they can. If you have any details about where the object was found, please bring these. Limit – 3 objects. No financial appraisals.

Besides sharing their knowledge, the experts will talk with you about the importance of stewardship – and the need for all of us to take care of precious artifacts that are directly linked to descendant communities. They will talk about the ethics and legal aspects associated with artifact collecting (see the State of Oregon website – and suggest organizations you can join (Oregon Archaeology Society and Archaeological Society of Central Oregon) or museums to visit, to support your love of archaeology and history.

This event is made possible by donations and sponsorship. Want to donate or become a sponsor?

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Want to learn more about the origins of the Archaeology Roadshow? Click here to visit the official website.

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