OAS Events

Next OAS General Meeting May 2, 2017

Our guest speaker will be Bill White, who will present on
Cixwicen Village and Cemetery.”

The Klallam village of Cixwicen has existed for 2,700 years on the southern shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. This village had one of the richest artifact collections ever seen in Western Coastal Washington. Over 64,770 artifacts were eventually unearthed after state contractors discovered some artifacts when digging a dry dock on the site to repair the Hood Canal Bridge in 2003. In 2007 the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe reached final agreement on the excavation and reburial of its ancestors with the City of Port Angeles, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. White was recruited by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to direct the recovery and internment of its ancestors beginning in 2007. This presentation chronicles the recovery effort and the final nomination of Cixwicen to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

White works as the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Archaeologist. Prior to his work with the Lower Elwha Klallam, he worked for 11 years with the Yakama Nation as a Wildlife and Fisheries Project Archaeologist. White attended the University of Oregon and Washington State University studying cultural anthropology, faunal identification, symbolism, and psychology.


Oregon Archaeological Society
Lecture Series 2016-2017

Sept. 6, 2016: Dr. John Kelly,
“Mississippian Mound Builder Cultures of the
Mississippi Valley.”

October 4, 2016: Dr. Alison Stenger,
“Woodburn Paleoarchaeology Project.”

November 1, 2016: Dr. Pat O’ Grady,
“The Vital Role of Oregon Archaeological Society in the 2016 Excavations at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter”

December 6, 2016: Dennis Griffin, Oregon SHPO,
“Oregon’s Cultural Resource Management.”

January 3, 2017: Dr. Cameron Smith,
“By Sea, By Snow, By Land, and By Shore: Dispersals
of the Genus Homo.”

February 7, 2017: John Pouley, “Stewardship, Archaeology, and Public Outreach: The Background and Sundry Implications Concerning the First Recorded Biface Cache (35MA375) in the Willamette Valley.”

March 7, 2017: Jack Brink, Royal Alberta Museum,
“Thundering Herds: The Great Buffalo Jumps of the Northern Plains”

April 4, 2017: Rick Minor, “Industrial Archaeology at Willamette Falls: Exploratory Investigations in the North Woolen Mill Foundation at Oregon City”

May 2, 2017: Bill White, Cultural Resource
Archaeologist, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe,
“Cixwicen Village and Cemetery.”

OAS General Meetings are held at the auditorium at
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
OAS business meetings convene at 7pm,
with the lecture following at approximately 7:45.

The OAS General Meeting and the lecture are free and open to the public.

1945 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214-3354

OAS Board Meetings convene at 5pm before the general meeting, and OAS members are welcome to attend.
For information,  info@oregonarchaeological.org