Rimrock Draw Rockshelter
Leader: Dr. Pat O'Grady
We will meet Dr. Pat O'Grady at Rimrock DrawRock Shelter where he and his University of Oregon students and Oregon Archeological Society volunteers will be working. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about this important site and get an update on the current work. Ancient mammal remains and human made artifacts have been found in very close association, which may make it one of the oldest sites in North America.
This will be an all-day trip roughly (7:45 Am to 3:30 PM). It is bound to be hot with plenty of sun, some walking over uneven ground, a slim possibility of rattlers, and the need for a good hat, sunscreen, adequate water and a sack lunch.
We will drive about 2 hours towards Burns to the site.
The trip will conclude after lunch and is limited to First 12 people.
Click HERE for details on Rimrock Draw
Email Sign-up began Monday July 5th at 8 AM,
Sign-up ENDS Sunday July 10 at 7 PM.
ASCO Trip Coordinator is Tom Machala email= firstname.lastname@example.org
please email Tom your name, number of attendees, and phone number.
details will be confirmed by coordinator: Tom Machala (541.325.6095)
07:45 AM - Gather at west end of the Walgreens parking lot off Hwy 20 to check-in
and collect Field Trip Waiver (across 27th Street south Side of Hwy 20 going towards Burns)
08:00 AM - Depart for Brothers Rest Stop (rest rooms)
08:50 A M - Depart Brothers Rest Stop for Rimrock Draw Rock Shelter turnoff past MP 91
09:45 AM - Convene at Gap Ranch Wagontire Road (south turn just past Milepost 91)
10:00 AM- Arrive at Rimrock site 2.5 miles south on Gap Ranch Wagontire Road gravel road.
12:00 PM- Sack Lunch,
12:30 PM - Return to Bend
For the safety of the group, ASCO is also implementing the following:
The county(s) of the field trip must continue to be at a Moderate or Low covid-19 Risk
ASCO will not organize car-pooling but you may do so if you wish
All participants must be vaccinated
All participants must sign the Field Trip Waiver
All participants must be a member of ASCO
Mailing address: PO Box 8146 Bend, Oregon 97708-8146
"Archaeological Society of Central Oregon" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.