archaeology

Jefferson Exchange | June 16, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Taking Southern Oregon Archaeology National

Chelsea Rose working in the field.
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

Chelsea Rose, Meg Watters and Allan Maca discuss the fun (and pressure) of Time Team America.

It's not exactly playing in the dirt, but it's close. 

Archaeology allows its practitioners to spend time literally digging up pieces of our history. 

And Southern Oregon University archaeologist Chelsea Rose is getting noticed for it. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 8, 2013
10:55 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Documenting The Best (And Worst) Of Archaeology

Archaeological dig in the United Kingdom.
Credit David Glass/Wikimedia

Rick Pettigrew talks about archaeology and the films about it he's bringing to Ashland.

Much of our history is underfoot, literally. 

Archaeology is all about digging into the ground to find clues to previous inhabitants and previous civilizations. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 4, 2013
11:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Digging Up Jacksonville's Chinese Memories

Eni Yan cooked for Jacksonville pioneer and community pillar C.C. Beekman
Credit Southern Oregon Historical Society 5868

Chelsea Rose and Larry Smith discuss the history of Jacksonville's Chinese Quarter.

When the precious metals in the streams around Jacksonville (Oregon) began to play out in the mid-19th century, many of the white miners abandoned the search for riches.

And that just created opportunities for Chinese miners, their friends, and other workers. 

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