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Tidy Footprints and Changing Pathways: Memory, Movement, Landscape and Politics in the Portland Basin
Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 4:00pm

Event: Archaeology First Thursday Presentation (Department of Anthropology)

Location: Cramer Hall, Room 41

Jon Daehnke (University of California, Berkeley)

will present,

Tidy Footprints and Changing Pathways: Memory, Movement, Landscape and Politics in the Portland Basin

Archaeological survey was conducted within the boundaries of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge during the summer of 2005. The survey is one component of a dissertation project that attempts to examine the utilization of space among the Chinookan populations that resided within the floodplain of the Columbia River, as well as their adaptations and responses to relatively rapid changes in the landscape. The primary goal of the presentation is to describe the methodology used to explore these landscape questions and present some of the preliminary findings from the 1st season of fieldwork. The presentation also touches on the political, legal and ethical questions surrounding the management of these archaeological resources, and explores how archaeological spaces are sometimes transformed into politicized places.

Jon Daehnke is a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley.

Event is Free and Open to the Public

For questions, contact Virginia Butler, 5-3303 or Michael Schurke, mcschurk@pdx.edu.