Helpful Links

Teachers: many of the resources offered by the agencies listed below are available to teachers free of charge and may include lesson plans, or other hands-on materials for classroom use. We have included some additional links for Educators here

 

Oregon
Oregon State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO).  Numerous links to management of cultural resources, state laws pertaining to archaeological, historical and architectural sites, archaeological and cultural resources site reports and other topics.    oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/index.shtml

Oregon Department of Transportation’s cultural resources program. Provides information on laws and regulations and links to many other archaeological resources including teaching materials and historical data. A very useful on-line resource for educators.   www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/GEOENVIRONMENTAL/Pages/cultural_resources.aspx

Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept Archaeological Services provides access to technical forms and State archaeological databases.     http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/ARCH/Pages/index.aspx

Oregon/Washington BLM   www.or.blm.gov/salem/html/archaeology/

University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History   natural-history.uoregon.edu

Oregon Historical Society   http://www.ohs.org/

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum  (The Dalles)  www.gorgediscovery.org/

Center for Columbia River History   http://www.ccrh.org/

Maritime Archaeological Society  http://maritimearchaeological.org/

CultureWatch Northwest presents news and information of interest to everyone concerned with history, archaeology, and cultural heritage…CWNW is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the historic and prehistoric cultural resources of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.   http://culturewatchnorthwest.blogspot.com

The Archaeological Society of Central Oregon (ASCO) is a group of amateur, avocational and professional archaeologists who share common interests in the history and prehistory of Central Oregon.   ascoinfo.org

Oregon History Project   http://www.ohs.org/education/oregonhistory/index.cfm

National Register of Historic Places – Oregon listings    nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OR/state.html

Bureau of Indian Affairs–Oregon Tribes contact information   kstrom.net/isk/maps/or/ormap.html 

University of Oregon Department of Anthropology   www.uoregon.edu/~anthro/ 

Oregon State University (OSU) Department of Anthropology   www.orst.edu/dept/anthropology/

Portland State University Department of Anthropology  https://www.pdx.edu/anthropology/home

Large Oregon rock art photo collection and information site put together by LeeAnn Johnston and D. Russel Micnhimer.
oregonrockart.com

Willamette Falls Legacy Project:   http://www.rediscoverthefalls.com/
Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition:   http://www.wfheritage.org/

Washington
Washington State Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation   www.dahp.wa.gov/

Washington State Department of Transportation Cultural Resources   wsdot.wa.gov/environment/culres/default.htm

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, part of the National Park Service. Provides good detailed information on all aspects of this site, including the Kids digs archaeology program.   nps.gov/fova

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, WA.  http://www.columbiagorge.org/

The Burke Museum at the University of Washington   http://www.burkemuseum.org/

Did you know there is a Chinookan-style cedar plankhouse not far from Portland? Learn about the Cathlapotle Plankhouse Project public tours, events, and volunteer opportunities by visiting the plankhouse website here: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Ridgefield/visit/Cathlapotle_Plankhouse.html 

Or at the Friends of the Plankhouse here:    http://ridgefieldfriends.org/?page_id=87

And at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge site  https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ridgefield/

Washington Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs   goia.wa.gov/

 

National/International websites

The Society of American Archaeology (SAA.) An excellent resource for educators. They offer a teachers guide and other educational resources.   saa.org/

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)  http://www.archaeological.org/

The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA)   sha.org

The American Rock Art Research Association   arara.org 

National Association of State Archaeologists   uiowa.edu/~osa/nasa/

Bradshaw Foundation–images of rock from around the world, and updates on the latest research   http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/

 

Volunteer Opportunities, Field Work, Archaeological Societies and Organizations
Passport in Time, the US Department of the Interior, Forest Service volunteer archaeology program. Click on the Current Projects tab to access the latest Forest Service archaeological volunteer opportunities.   passportintime.com

Shovelbums: Find up-to-date lists of volunteer, field school, and paid field opportunities from all over the world that are open to U.S. citizens.   shovelbums.org

Field schools, volunteer opportunities, educational resources   archaeologyfieldwork.com

 

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