PSU's Archaeology Roadshow comes to OMSI June 2, 2013
Author: David Santen, Office of University Communications
Posted: May 16, 2013

Do you have bones in your basement, artifacts in your attic, or fossils above your fireplace that you want to learn more about? Or are you just interested in learning more about archaeology? 

Join us for the Archaeology Roadshow at OMSI on June 2, sponsored by Portland State University’s Department of Anthropology. Experts from PSU and the community will be on hand from to tell you the story behind your artifacts. Please note: No financial appraisals will be given.

In addition to artifact identification, the Archaeology Roadshow features exhibits, demonstrations, info about local archaeology projects, and hands-on activities for adults and kids—including stone tool making and animal bone identification.  

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2013

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) Auditorium
1945 S.E. Water Ave, Portland, Ore., 97214

The 2013 Archaeology Roadshow is free and open to the public (OMSI admission not included).

The Archaeology Roadshow is a cooperative effort created by students at Portland State University to inform and get the public involved in archaeology. Partners for this event include:

  • Portland State University’s Department of Anthropology
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
  • National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Willamette Cultural Resources Associates, Ltd.
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc.
  • Applied Archaeological Research, Inc.
  • Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
  • Chinook Tribe
  • Oregon Archaeological Society

For more information, contact Virginia Butler, Professor of Anthropology, 503-725-3303,

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May 16, 2013
For Immediate Release (#13-049)