OAS Events

Next OAS General Meeting September 5, 2017 7pm at OMSI.

OAS does not meet in the Summer months to give our members a chance to get out into the field and do some science.  Stay tuned to our website and facebook page for free lectures and volunteer opportunities throughout the summer.

Dr. Michael Anderson, Director of the international Via Consolare Project at Pompeii, Italy will present his lecture, “Risen from the Ashes: the life, death, and discovery of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Ancient Campania” on September 5, 2017. 

Anderson will provide an overview of the area, its history, the eruption, and the stratographic excavations in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and their surroundings. His ongoing excavations shed light on the ancient architecture of the cities and help document the urban development of ancient Pompeii along the axis of one of its major thoroughfares, the via Consolare. This avenue served as a major conduit of exchange, commerce, and traffic.

Dr. Anderson has worked at the Pompeii site since 1996. He is an Associate Professor of Classics at San Francisco State University. He earned his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Cambridge.  He has published numerous articles and chapters on Roman urbanism and domestic space and is a frequent lecturer.  His interests include Roman material culture, art, architecture, and primary fieldwork in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Rome, and Ostia; Italian and Egyptian archaeology;  analysis of domestic space, the city, commerce and the arts in Classical literature and the material record; and digital and computing technology, especially 3D reconstruction, data-capture, and geological information systems (GIS) analysis. 

OAS Lecture Series 2017-2018

September 5, 2017: Dr. Michael Anderson,
Archaeologist, Associate Professor of Classics at San
Francisco State University. Topic: Pompeii’s
development and how urbanism grew in the Roman
October 3, 2017: Dr. Quentin Mackie, Archaeologist,
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of
Victoria, B.C. Topic: Evidence of earliest human
habitation sites off the NW coastline: newest findings
November 7, 2017: Dr. Beth Horton, Archaeologist,
Yellowstone NP. “Recent Archaeological Research in
Yellowstone NP.”
December 5, 2017: Christopher Dewey, Maritime
archaeologist with Maritime Archaeological Society in
Astoria: Topic: Update on ongoing surveys off the
Oregon coast for sunken ships, including the Beeswax
Wreck Project.
January 2, 2018: Dr. Tom Connolly, University of
Oregon, Eugene: “Archaeology of a Pioneer Family
Cemetery in Western Oregon, 1854-1879.
February 6, 2018: Mini Sharma-Ogle, Archaeologist,
PGE. “Cultural Resource Matters at PGE—Powering
Our Future While Preserving our Past.”
March 6, 2018: Jenny Huang, Archaeologist with
Bureau of Reclamation in Boise, Idaho: “A Place of
Power, A Place of Petroglyphs: Importance of the
Watson Rock Art Site near the Owyhee River.
April 3, 2018: Bill Layman, Columbia River historian,
Wenatchee, WA. Topic: Vantage, Washington rock art
May 1, 2018: Dr. Ken Ames, Portland State University.
“Thirty Years of Household Archaeology at Meier and
Cathlapotle: An Update.”

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