Unearthing Secrets Of Oregon's Past

Jul 14, 2016

The history of our region is rich in detail, and a crowd of people will get their hands dirty this summer digging into it.  Quite literally.  

Students at Geisel Monument State Heritage Site prepare for a dig.
Credit Oregon State Parks

  The Geisel Homestead on the Southern Oregon Coast and other sites of hostilities between white settlers and native Americans are the focus of a summer archaeology project by the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA).  

Faculty leaders Mark Tveskov and Chelsea Rose have already uncovered a number of sites from the "Indian wars" of the mid-1800s.  Rose and Tveskov return to the studio to tell us about their summer efforts.