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:
Big Histories: The Phoenicians and the Formation of the Mediterranean World (Megan Daniels, University of Puget Sound)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7:00pm, Performing Arts Building (PAB) 320

   Who were the Phoenicians and why do they matter? This talk investigates the mysterious and enterprising seafarers of the ancient Mediterranean through their archaeological remains in North Africa. It explores how a Phoenician history has much to offer not only to Mediterranean archaeology, but to broader decolonizing perspectives in cultural heritage and pedagogy.

Learn more, and discover the entire lecture series  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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