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Archaeology Field School at Buck Rock Tunnel

Students learn to utilize equipment for pedestrian surveying as part of Southern Oregon University's Archaeology Field School at Buck Rock Tunnel in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, July 2, 2019, by Greg Shine, BLM.

 

In July 2019, an archaeology field school from the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology partnered with BLM archaeologists to investigate the Buck Rock Tunnel site in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

 

Part of the broader Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project, the field school introduced students to historical archaeology method and theory, survey, excavations, site recording and mapping, primary document analysis, and public outreach through fieldwork, field trips, and guest speaking engagements.

 

On July 7, a public guided history hike--coordinated in partnership with BLM, SOU, and the Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument--highlighted the week’s investigations.

 

For more information about the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, visit www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/national...

 

For more information on the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) visit: inside.sou.edu/soula/index.html.

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Taken on July 2, 2019