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PSU Archaeology Roadshow aims to bring people a deeper understanding of the science

In this photo, shared by Chelsea E. Rose, a student holds a shovel artifact recovered from the Ah Heng gold mining complex of Northeast Oregon by Southern Oregon University.
In this photo, shared by Chelsea E. Rose, a student holds a shovel artifact recovered from the Ah Heng gold mining complex of Northeast Oregon by Southern Oregon University.

Portland State University’s Archaeology Roadshow is aimed at bringing the science of studying past human cultures to life. PSU professor emerita Virginia Butler organized the event and hopes next year it can get back to an in-person event so that people can get up close and personal with the artifacts. But since it’s virtual this year, it has the potential to reach more people than ever before. Presentations include the archaeological discovery of a historical Chinatown in the Dalles, the relationship between video games and archaeology and indigenous perspectives of archaeology and heritage. We talk with Butler and archaeologist Diane Teeman with the Burns Paiute Tribe.

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