Frequently Asked Questions - Harney County Roadshow

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How much does the event Cost?

The Archaeology Roadshow is a free event!


Will there be food?

Unfortunately we will not be selling food at the Roadshow, however the Obsidian Days event across the road does have some concessions.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes, as long as your pet is leashed, we are happy to have them. The Harney County event is pet friendly as long as they are leashed.


Will you tell me how much my artifact is worth?

We do not provide financial appraisals for artifacts. Artifacts are priceless nonrenewable resources. If you would like to read more about why artifacts should not be assigned a financial value, this website offers a great explanation.


Can you come look at a site on my property?

Unfortunately we are a one-day public outreach and community event tied to two specific locations, and we cannot come out to a specific property. However, there are a multitude of archaeologists and Cultural resource agencies and companies that you can talk to at the event that can point you in the right direction concerning laws, options, and information.


Where can I learn more about archaeology?

You can learn more about archaeology by coming to the event and talking with our exhibitors. You can also learn more by following the Roadshow on Facebook and get updates on events and hot topics:

Check out local historical societies, museums, and sites. Here are just a few in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area:

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site -

Kid Digs, Archaeology Field Schools, Laboratory volunteer opportunities

Cathlapotle Plankhouse at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge - -School field trips, scheduled public events and activities, April –October

Oregon Historical Society -

Clark County Historical Museum -

Architectural Heritage Center -

Portland Art Museum Native American Collection -

Clackamas County Historical Society/ Museum of the Oregon Territory -

Washington County Museum­ -

Tualatin Historical Society -

Our state's colleges and universities often have public archaeology events, and some have their own museums as well:

Come to lectures at PSU Archaeology First Thursdays -

Archaeological Institute of America, Portland Chapter -

American Research Center in Egypt, Oregon Chapter -

Museum of Natural and Cultural History (Univ. Oregon Campus)­

History and Archaeology organizations have lots of events, field opportunities and resources:

Oregon Archaeological Society-, Field Trips, non-credit classes in field and lab methods

Association for Washington Archaeology -

Association of Oregon Archaeologists -­

Tribal Cultural Centers and websites highlight the rich cultural heritage -- past, present, and future -- of our state's first peoples:

Chachalu, Tribal Museum and Cultural Center, The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde -

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation -

Museum at Wann Springs, The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation -

Siletz Tribal Cultural Center, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians -

Burns Paiute Tribe -

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians –

Coquille Indian Tribe -

Klamath Tribes -

Cow Creek Band of Ump qua Tribe of Indians -

And there are many online resources to check out:

The Archaeology Channel -

Oregon State Historic Preservation Office­ -

Society for American Archaeology -




What should my exhibit include?

Your exhibit can include informational materials, photos, activities, really anything you want that relates to archaeology or history. However, the most memorable and popular booths every year usually have a hands-on component.


Who is my audience/ what age range should I prepare for?

The Roadshow has a wide audience that can range from toddlers to the elderly. It is OK to target a specific audience with your booth (e.g. kids).


How do I know my registration went through?

You should receive an email from google forms confirming your submission. Approximately 3 days prior to the event you will receive an email from with day-of set up information.


Can I have help at my booth?

Yes! indicate on your registration that you would like volunteer helpers. If something changes and you need to update the number of helpers you need, email


Will there be internet access/ wifi?

There is not internet access or wifi in the park.


Will there be power hook ups?

We have limited spaces with access to power so please let us know early if you will need power so we can position your exhibit in a place where that will be accessible.