Portland Archaeology Events

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Portland State University First Thursday
Archaeology lecture series.
All lectures are free and start at 4pm.


The Archaeological Institute of America lectures series is free and takes place at Reed College.

Parading through History in Roman Ephesos (Diana Ng, University of Michigan-Dearborn)

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00pm, Performing Arts Building (PAB) 320

Abstract:In the early 2nd century CE, a remarkable procession of precious statuettes was instituted in the city of Ephesos. This spectacle not only featured images of important personages, but its designated route also wound its way through the most public  and highly developed areas of the city. This talk by Diana Ng, associate professor of art history at University of Michigan-Dearborn, examines how the convergence of imagery and movement served to narrate a version of Ephesos’ history, which in turned served to project the city’s great prestige in the province of Asia.

Learn more, and discover the entire lecture series  here>>

The Fort Vancouver  Lantern Tour Series offers attendees an opportunity to view many of the resources of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in a different light — at night, on foot, and by candle lantern. For more information on the last remaining date, Feb 25, and to make  reservations, visit their website here>>


Visit Willamette University (Salem, OR) Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology for a list of public events and lectures  here>>

OAS is proud to support and participate in the The Archaeology Roadshow at PSU. This year’s event is June 3, 2017. Visit the PSU website for more information here>>


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The 44th Annual ARARA (American Rock Art Research Association) conference will be held in Redmond, Oregon June 2-5 2017.

There will be seminars, presentations of academic papers, and lots of exciting field trips to rock art sites in Oregon and Washington available to ARARA members that attend the conference. Volunteers will be needed to help with registrations and conference set up and take down, assisting field trip leaders, and other tasks. Stay tuned for volunteer  information.

Reservations are open for the 2017 ARARA Conference in Redmond. The conference officially runs June 2–5, but The conference room rates start June 1 for those arriving on Thursday, and are good through Monday night, June 5, for checkout on Tuesday. For reservations please call 877-790-6271 and reference the “ARARA 2017″ group

Visit the ARARA website here>> to join.





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