Professor at archaeology site


Virginia Butler, Portland State University
May 6, 2021
4 p.m.

Register & you'll receive a confirmation email with info about joining the meeting.

group of people on Oregon beach

Spring 2021 PSU Day of Giving

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.

Gifts of any size can make a big difference!

Oregon Coast Fishweir Technology

ARCHAEOLOGY FIRST THURSDAY 4/2/21, Oregon Coast Fishweir Technology

Brad Bowden, Historical Research Associates
March 4, 2021
4 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

Register & you'll receive a confirmation email with info about joining the meeting.


Practicing Anth speakers March 2 & 4


Human Health
March 2: Michael Duke, Dir of Research, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley

Consumer, Business, and Design
March 4: Dawn Nafus, Sr. Research Scientist, Intel; Liam McGranahan, Sr. Experience Design Mgr, Cambia Health Solutions

All welcome to attend via Zoom
2-3:50 P.M.

Anthropology Day flyer

The Anthropology Students Association is celebrating Anthropology Day!
Tuesday, Feb 23 from 4:30-5:30 pm
(rescheduled from Feb 18)

Join on Zoom and hear PSU anthropology students present on an area of research or topic they're passionate about. 

Guest speaker list


Feb 16 (CANCELED): Anan Raymond, Reg. Arch., U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Jesse Stephen, Archaeologist, JPAC, Dept of Defense
Feb 18: Kevin McDonald, Practicing Anth; Danelle Gutierrez, Big Pine Paiute tribal member & THPO

All are welcome to attend via Zoom
2-3:50 P.M.

Anth 345 speaker list


Theme: Federal Agencies

Feb 9: Brian Lefler, PNW National Scenic Trail, U.S. Forest Service-PSU MS 2014
Feb 11: Kendra Wendel, U.S. Forest Service, PNW Research Station-PSU MS 2014 
Christopher Page, Chief, Cultural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

All are welcome to attend via Zoom
2-3:50 P.M.

person with bones at archaeological dig

So You Want to Go to Field School!

Join Drs. Shelby Anderson and Doug Wilson for a field school info session, with details on the Summer 2021 PSU Fort Vancouver Field School.

Tuesday, February 9th, 4-5 p.m.

list of speakers Feb 2 & 4

Practicing Anthropology Speakers: 2/2/21 & 2/4/21

Theme: NGO, Non-Profits, International Agencies and Consulting
Tue, Feb 2: Sebastian Africano, Executive Director, Trees, Water and People
Thu, Feb 4: Jeremy Spoon, Applied Environmental Anthropologist, PSU
Join on Zoom at 4 pm

First Thursday flyer Feb 4, 2021

Archaeology First Thursday 2/4/21, Pulling the Thread

Pulling at the Thread: Why Climate Change Driven Relocation is Such a Difficult Problem to Solve with Elizabeth Marino and Dennis Davis of Oregon State University


Link to details and First Thursday flyer: Pulling the Thread

Archaeology first Thursday flyer

Archaeology First Thursday 1/7/21

Collective Action to Reduce Wildfire Risk Across Land Ownership in the Pacific Northwest
Susan Charnley, US National Forest Service

January 7, 2021
4 pm

Open to all via Zoom

Link to First Thursday flyer: Collective Action to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Field work photo

Archaeology First Thursday 12/3/20

To Be Determined: An Applied Anthropologist's Search for a Compelling Topic
Professor Douglas Deur (Portland State University)
December 3, 2020
4 pm

Open to all via Zoom

See below for details



Archaeology First Thursday, excavation site in Eastern Oregon

Archaeology First Thursday 10/8/20

Secrets in the Sand: Excavations at Site 35WS27/28 in Eastern Oregon
Thursday, October 8, 2020
4 pm
Michele Punke of Historical Research Associates will be talking about her geoarchaeological work in Eastern Oregon.

Open to all via Zoom