General Meetings:  Bimonthly meetings for members and visitors are held on the 3rd Thursday of alternate months from September through May. Meetings are meant to be both educational and entertaining and give opportunities for people with common interests to get acquainted. Note the location information carefully, as some meetings will be a hybrid of in-person and  Zoom Video Conference, while others will be via Zoom only. 

Upcoming Presentations

    • 4 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond

    The Archaeological Society of Central Oregon invites you to explore the topic of archaeology -- the study of people from the past. Archaeologists learn about past cultures by studying the artifacts left behind; a sherd of broken pottery, a stone tool, a broken wagon wheel. By uncovering and studying the evidence of past lives, archaeologists discover many things about their culture -- from what they ate and how they lived, to the environment in which they made their homes. Join us and learn why these fragile cultural resources need to be protected, then have fun analyzing an artifact and pondering what your possessions would reveal to archaeologists in the future!

    Click HERE for more details

    • 18 Oct 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Riverhouse Convention Center, Bend, OR

    The Great Basin Anthropological Association is holding its 38th biennial conference.

    Click HERE for more details

    • 16 Nov 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • OSU-Cascades Obsidian Hall, Rm 207 and Zoom

    Click HERE to register for the Zoom presentation.

    Robert David

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    Dr. Robert David holds both a Masters Degree and PhD in Anthropology. He earned his Doctorate at the University of California Berkeley and his Masters at Portland State University. In both programs, he focused his research on Klamath Basin rock art. Dr. David has taught both Anthropology and Native American Studies courses at UC Berkeley and currently teaches a winter Anthropology course at Portland State University.

Past Presentations

21 Sep 2023 Prehistoric Bison Hunters of the Northern Great Basin
10 Sep 2023 Rock Art: More than Just Images by Eileen Gose
18 May 2023 Deschutes River Railroad War, 1909 - 1911 by Steve Lent
2 May 2023 Rock Art: More than Just Images by Eileen Gose
6 Apr 2023 Growing Up in the Ice Age: Were Children Drivers of Human Cultural Evolution? by Dr. April Nowell
16 Mar 2023 New Discoveries at the Cooper's Ferry Site in Western Idaho Push Projectile Technology Back to 16,000 years ago by Dr. Loren G. Davis
16 Feb 2023 The Roles and Research of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History Archaeology Field School by Katelyn McDonough
19 Jan 2023 12,600 Years of Perishable Technologies at Cougar Mountain Cave, Oregon by Richie Rosencrance
8 Dec 2022 Archaeology and the Human Experience at the Paisley Caves in the Northern Great Basin & General Meeting
20 Oct 2022 Water and Wind: Paleoenvironmental and Archaeological Correlations at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter
22 Sep 2022 Evidence of Humans in North America during the Last Glacial Maximum
30 Jun 2022 Waldo Lake History, Precontact to Present Times
12 May 2022 The Dam Fiasco at Bull Flat
21 Apr 2022 Getting Blood From a Stone: Excavations at a Paleolithic Oasis in Jordan by Dr. April Nowell
17 Mar 2022 Wenas Creek Mammoth Dig by Patrick Lubinski
17 Feb 2022 15,000 Years of Great Basin Archaeology by Dennis Jenkins
3 Feb 2022 Oregon Historical Society presents: Centering Chinese History in Oregon: A panel discussion
13 Jan 2022 Connley Caves Talk by Katelyn Mcdonough
9 Dec 2021 Prehistoric Bison Hunters of the Northern Great Basin by Scott Thomas
14 Oct 2021 Archaeology of the Portland Area by Virginia Butler
30 Sep 2021 All Member Meeting
29 Apr 2021 April Presentation: Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project and gold mining in the John Day area by Donn Hann
18 Mar 2021 March Presentation: Tribal member and Archaeologist Dr. Robert David educates us on Shamanism and myths from a Modoc petroglyph site
18 Feb 2021 February Presentation: Dr. Loren G. Davis on Cooper's Ferry Site in Idaho
21 Jan 2021 January Presentation: Paul Claeyssens on How Archaeological Work is Effected by Wildfire
10 Dec 2020 December Presentation: Dr. Virginia L. Butler on The Ciwicen Village Site in Port Angeles, WA
19 Nov 2020 November Presentation: Dr. Michel Waller provides insights into our human evolution ​by examining tool-use in different species
17 Sep 2020 September Presentation: Dr. Dennis Jenkins on his latest findings from ​15,000-year-old sites in the Oregon High Desert
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