OMSI Science Pub Eugene: Bones
Thursday, March 14, 2019
$5 Suggested Donation
The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Peoples of Western North America
With Loren Davis, PhD, Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University
March 14, 2019 | 6:30-8:30PM; Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Archaeologists agree that humans came to North America sometime during the last ice age, but many questions remain unanswered, including: When exactly did humans first arrive in North America? How did they get here? What were their lives like? These questions are central to the research field known as ”First Americans Studies”.
In this talk, archaeologist Loren Davis will address these research questions by discussing current knowledge about the earliest archaeological evidence for human occupation in western North America by focusing on case studies from eastern Oregon, Idaho, Oregon’s coast, and Baja California.
Loren Davis, Ph,D is a Professor of Anthropology and the Executive Director of the Keystone Archaeological Research Fund at Oregon State University where he specializes in the archaeology of western North America, the application of geosciences to archaeology, and the study of the First Americans.
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