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Oregon Archaeology Presentation at the Fern Ridge Library
Well before settlers made it across the wide prairie and over the mountains in wagon trains, people inhabited this beautiful land that we now know as Oregon. Tom Connolly,Director of Archaeological Research at the UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History & State Museum of Anthropology, is an expert on the earliest people in our region of this vast continent. He has fascinating stories to tell about the amazing culture that has been revealed through archaeological discovery.
The Friends of the Library have invited Connolly to tell you out about basketry, sandals, netting, and other fiber artifacts found in Oregon cave sites. Archaeologists have been radiocarbon dating individual items over the past 15 years or so, and have now accumulated over 700 dates on individual fiber artifacts spanning more than 12,000 years in Oregon! On Tuesday, August 20 at 7PM, it is your chance to learn about this incredible history from an archaeological expert.
This free event is the last summer program for adults in our exploration of “A Universe of Stories”. A drawing will be held that evening for a copy of the book Oregon Archaeology by C.Melvin Aikens, and everyone who attends will be entered in the grand prize drawing to be held at the end of summer!