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What’s New at the Connley Caves and in Western Stemmed Tradition Research? by K. McDonough and R. Rosencrance

  • 28 Mar 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • OSU-Cascades Obsidian Hall, Rm 207 and Zoom

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Kate McDonough and Richie Rosencrance


Abstract:  For the last nine years the University of Oregon Archaeology Field School has conducted excavations at the Connley Caves in central Oregon. This talk shares an update on their most recent fieldwork and plans for 2024. Katelyn and Richie will also discuss their new edited volume (co-edited with Jordan Pratt, Texas A&M University) titled Current Perspectives on Stemmed and Fluted Technologies in the American Far West. This 14-chapter volume provides the most comprehensive overview of archaeological research into late Pleistocene and early Holocene technologies in far western North American in over a decade. It focuses on the relationship between stemmed and fluted point technologies in the region, which has recently risen to the forefront of debate about the initial settlement of the Americas. 


Current Perspectives on Stemmed and Fluted Technologies in the American Far West is now available for preorder on the University of Utah Press website: https://uofupress.lib.utah.edu/current-perspectives-on-stemmed-and-fluted-technologies-in-the-american-far-west/

Bios:  

Katelyn McDonough is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s Archaeology Field School at the University of Oregon. She is an environmental archaeologist interested in long-term relationships between people, foodways, and landscapes. Much of her ongoing research focuses on people’s interactions with plants and changing environments during and since the late Pleistocene in North America.

Richie Rosencrance is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an instructor at the Archaeology Field School run by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon. His research focuses broadly on hunter-gatherer technological innovation in the deep past, chronology building, lithic procurement strategies, and archaeology of the Great Basin and Columbia Plateau.

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