Archaeology First Thursday Lecture, June 2021

PSU Anthropology
Archaeology First Thursday

June 3, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.

Kernels of Truth in Archaeological Temporal Frequency Analysis

Will Brown, University of Washington

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting with the link provided below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend!

https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82472628786

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Archaeology First Thursday Lecture, May 2021

PSU Anthropology Dept invites everyone to our Archaeology First Thursday Lecture:

Reflections on the Past 40 years of Archaeology in the Pacific Northwest with Virginia Butler

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 4-5 pm
Please register early at Zoom link below

Prof. Butler reviews changes she has witnessed in the practice of archaeology in the Pacific Northwest since her 1975 field school at Lind Coulee.  While enormous changes have occurred in technology (e.g., computers, GIS), analytic methods (e.g., aDNA, isotope geochemistry), and research questions and goals, the most profound change has been the increasing role of tribes and Indigenous peoples.  Enlarging the scope of “who” does archaeology gives us new insights about our collective past, but also supports justice, equity and inclusion, values of increasing importance to society at large.

BIO: Virginia Butler earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and an M.A in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Washington. She joined the Department of Anthropology at Portland State University in 1995 and retired in 2020. Her primary research focuses on the long-term relationships between people and animals, especially fishes, which she has addressed mainly through zooarchaeology.  Her regional focus is the Pacific Northwest, but she has also carried out work in Oceania and the Great Basin of western North America. Since 2012, Butler has been the lead organizer of the Archaeology Roadshow, an annual large-scale public outreach event that takes place on PSU campus and sister communities in Oregon. 

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting with
the link provided below. After registering, you
will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82472628786

Questions? contact us at anthdept@pdx.edu

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Spring 2021 PSU Day of Giving

Support Anthropology Undergrads

We have all lived through a challenging year. All of our students have done an amazing job of continuing their studies and adapting to attending classes remotely. Seriously, their resilience is extraordinary!

With the end of the pandemic in sight, we decided to dedicate our Spring 2021 Day of Giving to our undergraduate students. We’re raising funds for the Daniel Scheans Endowed Student Support Fund, which provides professional development support for undergraduate Anthropology students, giving them the hands-on experience that is so valued by employers.

By supporting the payouts of this fund, you will be helping our talented students’ complete internships and research projects, as well as attend conferences, workshops, and other training activities that expand their professional toolkits. You will also be helping more BIPOC students engage with Anthropology and ensuring that Anthropology fulfills its critical role in promoting social justice throughout the US and the world.

https://psudayofgiving.org/anthropology

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Archaeology First Thursday Lecture, April 1, 2021

Archaeology First Thursday
Thursday, April 1, 2021
4-5 pm
Everyone invited to attend

with Tammy Buonasera, University of California-Davis

Investigating Ancient Cooking Practices in Northern Alaska: Molecular and Isotopic Analysis of Pottery Residues and Hearth Sediments

Animal fats used as food and as fuel preserve exceptionally well in many Alaskan sites, even where bone preservation is poor. Focusing on recent collaborative work with Shelby Anderson and others, Prof. Buonasera will discuss how the application of molecular and isotopic techniques to northern Alaskan residues is providing new insights into what types of resources people were cooking in pots and burning in hearths. 

Tammy Buonasera is an archaeologist who uses molecular and isotopic techniques to study archaeological residues related to past diets and foodways. She is particularly interested in ways that food processing, and individuals engaged in food preparation, helped to expand the breadth and quantity of available foodstuffs among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. 

Register in advance for this Zoom meeting with
the link provided below. After registering, you
will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82472628786

Questions? contact us at anthdept@pdx.edu

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Practicing Anthropology Speakers, March 2 and 4

This week in Practicing Anthropology (Anth 345) the themes are Human Health (Tues) and Consumer, Business, and Design (Thurs). Join us!

Tuesday, March 2: Michael Duke, Director of Research, Center for the Study of Early Childhood Care Employment, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley
Thursday, March 4: Dawn Nafus, Senior Research Scientist, Intel and
Liam McGranahan, Senior Experience Design Manager, Cambia Health Solutions

All are welcome to attend from 2-3:50 P.M.
Join via Zoom: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/8507608196

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Archaeology First Thursday Lecture, March 4, 2021

Oregon Coast Fishweir Technology

Brad Bowden, Historical Research Associates

March 4, 2021
4 p.m.

All are welcome to join!
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting with
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will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82472628786

Questions? contact us at anthdept@pdx.edu

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Practicing Anthropology Speakers, Feb 16 and 18

This week in Practicing Anthropology (Anth 345) the theme is Federal Agencies on Tuesday and then move to CRM, Heritage, and Interpretation on Thursday. Join us!

Tuesday, Feb 16: Anan Raymond, Regional Archaeologist, Region 1 and 8, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and
Jesse Stephen, Archaeologist, JPAC, Department of Defense
Thursday, Feb 18: Kevin McDonald, Practicing Anthropology and
Danelle Gutierrez, Big Pine Paiute tribal member and THPO

All are welcome to attend from 2-3:50 P.M.
Join via Zoom each day at 2 pm: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/8507608196

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Practicing Anthropology Speakers, Feb 9 and 11

This week in Practicing Anthropology (Anth 345) the theme is Federal Agencies.

Tuesday, Feb 9: Brian Lefler, Planning and Partnerships Specialist, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, U.S. Forest Service-PSU MS 2014
Thursday, Feb 11: Kendra Wendel, Research Social Scientist, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station-PSU MS 2014 and Christopher Page, Chief, Cultural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

All are welcome to attend from 2-3:50 P.M.
Join via Zoom each day at 2 pm: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/8507608196

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So You Want to Go to Field School!

We don’t know what the future brings, but we’re planning to offer a field school this summer. Lots of other schools are too, so we want to prepare you for the experience. If you want to know more about field school, join Drs. Shelby Anderson and Doug Wilson for an info session, with details on the Summer 2021 PSU Fort Vancouver Field School.

Date & Time: February 9th, 4-5 p.m.
Location: Via Zoom https://pdx.zoom.us/j/86510936929

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Archaeology First Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

Pulling at the Thread: Why Climate Change Driven Relocation is Such a Difficult Problem to Solve

Date: February 4, 2021
Time: 4 PM

We will meet virtually via zoom. All are welcome. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting with the link provided below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting: https://pdx.zoom.us/j/82472628786

Details
This talk will discuss the climate change planning in Alaska. We will first show a series of photographs by Inupiat photographer and Shishmaref resident Dennis Davis. Following we will talk about co-production of knowledge and trying to pair experiences of climate change with policy analysis to understand how best to create community-based solutions.

Elizabeth Marino is an assistant professor of anthropology and sustainability at OSU-Cascades. Her work centers on community-based risk perceptions, disasters, and adaptation. She is interested in the interactions of places and people, as mitigated by collectively-held visions and discourses of the good.

Dennis Davis is a self-taught Inupiat photographer that has been taking pictures and videos of the western coastline of Alaska for over 20 years. He uses an Inupiat vision of the connections between land, animals, and people to create new forms of photography and video, that offer a glimpse into the subsistence lifestyle. Dennis’s goal is to show others what his culture is all about; to highlight the risks that Arctic peoples face with the coming of climate change; and to give a voice to his people.

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