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Public Archaeology Class Gallery


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Each year, students in the Public Archaeology course (ANTH 460) review ways archaeology contributes to the modern world as a science and a humanity through addressing issues such as community heritage, social justice, and conservation biology.  Their assignment is to develop a project that shares the benefits of archaeology with the public. These projects are often part of the annual Archaeology Roadshow.

Just weeks before the start of the Spring 2020 term, the PSU campus closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we were thrust into a virtual world. The impact has affected every aspect of our lives. Everyone involved in ANTH 460 has had to rethink how to share projects without the benefit of the Archaeology Roadshow’s three events, which are host to thousands of visitors each year. Students were challenged with creating a project that is fully online, yet engages the public. They chose to create a blog describing the projects in their words.

“I invite you to read their blogs and consider the connections they’ve forged – between the past, the present and the future.  Think about and respond to their questions and ask your own.” 
-Virginia Butler, Professor and Dept Chair

Spring 2020 Public Archaeology Class Gallery Blog



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Roadshow Featured in Bend, OR News


2019 marks the first Archaeology Roadshow held in Bend, OR.  On Saturday, June 8, the local newspaper and TV/radio station were there to cover it. Click the links below to listen to/read more.

Archaeological roadshow offers insight to personal artifacts
Bend Bulletin, June 8


The Archaeology Roadshow has one more stop in 2019: Harney County Cultural Crawl & Archaeology Roadshow Sat. June 29, 10 am-3 pm, Hines City Park, Hines, OR


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Archaeology on the Radio


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Last week, Virginia Butler, Anthropology department chair and professor, spoke with Jefferson Public Radio about the Archaeology Roadshow 2019.

Underground History: Archaeology Hits The Road

The 8th Annual Archaeology Roadshow on the Portland State University campus took place on June 1, but you still have an opportunity to visit Roadshows in Central Oregon (Bend) and Harney County (Burns/Hines) later this June. Check out our web site for details!



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Archaeology Roadshow 2019: The Archaeology of Daily Life

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This year’s theme: “The Archaeology of Daily Life”

Try out throwing an ancient spear and making stone tools, sample local beer, and have and expert ID your personal objects (no financial appraisals).

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Location: 1833 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Hoffman Hall Plaza/Walk of Heroines
Next to the PSU Farmers Market

Free and open to everyone

This is the 8th Annual Archaeology Roadshow held on the Portland State University campus. For more info on this event and other roadshows in Central Oregon (June 8) and Harney County (June 29), please check out the following links:

PSU Anthropology Dept website at
Archaeology Roadshow Facebook page:

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