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Portland Archaeology Day at Portland State, Oct. 25
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 2:00pm
What: At the Portland Archaeology Day celebration, held on the PSU campus, attendees will learn about the history of Portland through archaeology, meet archaeologists and sign up to win a day with one. There will also be a number of hands-on activities, including:
  • Artifact Analysis (identify historic artifacts)
  • Atlatl Technology (throw a spear)
  • Basketry Technology (watch basket weaving)
  • Fanual Analysis (identify animal bones)
  • Flintknapping (watch stone tool creation)
  • Groundstone Technology (crush hazelnuts with a mortar and pestle).
When: Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: PSU Park Blocks (Park Ave.).

Cost: The event is free and open to public.

Contact: For more information contact the PSU Anthropology Department at 503-725-3081 or email

Background: Portland Archaeology Day is brought to you by Applied Archaeological Research, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Friends of the Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge, ICF Jones & Stokes, Lower Columbia Research and Archaeology, Oregon Archaeological Society, Oregon Historical Society, PSU Anthropology Department, PSU Anthropology Student Association, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge, and Willamette Cultural Resources Associates Portland State University Library.