2016 Archaeology Roadshow: Free Event

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2016 Archaeology Roadshow: Free Event

Post by bodribbly » May 23rd, 2016, 10:30 am

Hello!

I want to tell you all about a really great free archaeology event in downtown Portland: Portland State University's Fifth Annual Archaeology Roadshow! Read below for more information, but we're hoping to get lots of local outdoorsy folks and hikers to come share the things they've found while exploring, and to learn more about history and archaeology in a cool community setting!

When: Saturday June 4th, 10 AM - 3 PM.

Where: Hoffman Hall; Portland State University Campus, 1833 SW 11th Ave -- 1 Block from the Portland Farmer's Market!

What: Large archaeology outreach event involving 100's of different community partners including local tribes, state and federal agencies, CRM firms, non-profits, students, and educators. There will be dozens of great exhibits, many of which are interactive and hands-on. Great for kids and adults alike!

Also, there will be a panel of experts that can look at any old rocks or artifacts you have found and tell you more about them! If in doubt, bring it in. I know many of you will have found some things here and there while out hiking and exploring!!

Oh, and free samples of historic beer! And you can throw an atlatl!

This year’s theme, “Archaeology of Dwellings,” is designed to get visitors thinking about the universal importance of home, and the diversity of structures and places that fill that need. From the remains of semi-subterranean pit houses to historic Portland bungalows, these resources have stories to tell about the people who built and lived in them.

There are some more links below - in particular the Youtube video will give you a good sense of what the event is like. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions, and hope to see you out there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIeMIUjjQQ0

https://www.pdx.edu/anthropology/archaeology-roadshow

https://www.facebook.com/ArchaeologyRoadshowPDX
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Re: 2016 Archaeology Roadshow: Free Event

Post by Waffle Stomper » May 23rd, 2016, 11:09 am

Only the second link worked for me. Here is a link for the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIeMIUj ... e=youtu.be

Thanks for sharing. If you don't mind, I will share that one on FB. This also sounds like there might be some good kids activities. too.
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Re: 2016 Archaeology Roadshow: Free Event

Post by bodribbly » May 25th, 2016, 9:04 pm

Links fixed, thanks!

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