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Social Sustainability Month: Facutly Lecture with Dr. Kenneth Ames followed by a fieldtrip to the Cathapotle Plankhouse in Ridgefield,WA.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11:00am to Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:00pm

Lecture: "The Lower Columbia River Plankhouse, A 2,000+ year architectural tradition"

Location: The Women’s Resource Center

Lecture followed by a fieldtrip from 12:30-3:00 to the Cathapotle Plankhouse in Ridgefield,WA lead by Dr. Kenneth Ames.

The Northwest Coast's Western red cedar plankhouse was the monumental architecture of northwestern North America. The houses were built for at least the last 2000 years along the Lower Columbia River and for perhaps 4000 or more years on the northern Northwest Coast. They were the center of economic and social life; manifesting in their proxemics important cultural principles.

Kenneth M. Ames, an archaeologist, received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1976. He is Professor emeritus of Anthropology, Portland State University, and a past-President of the Society American Archaeology. Contact for more information.

Hosted By: Lambda Alpha - PSU’s Anthropology Honors Society.