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Oregon Archaeology

C. Melvin Aikens, Thomas J. Connolly and Dennis L. Jenkins

6 × 9 inches. Black & white photographs. Line drawings. Color maps. Index. Bibliography. 512 pages.

2011. ISBN 978-0-87071-606-5. Paperback, $29.95.

Oregon Archaeology tells the story of Oregon’s human history beginning more than 14,000 years ago with the earliest evidence of human occupation and continuing into the twentieth century.

An historical narrative informed by evidence from critical sites, Oregon Archaeology carries the story forward, describing aspects of first encounters between Native Americans and newcomers of European and Asian heritage, as well as important trends in the development of modern Oregon.

Oregon’s early human history is linked to four of the five major cultural regions of western North America: the Great Basin, the Columbia Plateau, the Northwest Coast, and the western valleys that share features with California’s Central Valley. Oregon Archaeology offers a coherent and unified history of an area that is highly differentiated geographically and culturally.

Enriched with maps, photographs, line drawings, and an extensive bibliography, Oregon Archaeology is an essential reference for archaeology professionals and students and for general readers interested in Oregon’s Native American culture and history.
merica: the Great Basin, the Columbia Plateau, the Northwest Coast, and California. Oregon Archaeology offers a coherent and unified history of an area that is highly differentiated geographically and culturally.

A historical narrative informed by evidence from critical sites, Oregon Archaeology is enriched with maps, photographs, line drawings, and an extensive bibliography. Oregon Archaeology is an essential reference for archaeology professionals and students, and also for general readers interested in Oregon’s Native American culture and history.

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