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The Search for the First Americans: Perspectives from Western North America - Science Pub

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Name: The Search for the First Americans: Perspectives from Western North America - Science Pub
Date: January 16, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Event Description:
The Search for the First Americans:
Perspectives from Western North America
 
Archaeological evidence indicates humans were present in the Americas by at least 14,500 years ago, and probably arrived via northeast Asia during the last glacial period. But the initial timing and route of human entry into the Americas is still not clearly understood. Efforts to discover, excavate and interpret early archaeological evidence of the first Americans are now shedding light on this exciting chapter in human history.

OSU archaeologist Loren Davis specializes in the early record of hunter-gatherers in western North America. Join him as he shares the state of knowledge about the initial peopling of the Americas, research currently underway, and future efforts to discover and study first Americans sites in the Pacific Northwest and in the Baja California peninsula.

Davis is the executive director of the Keystone Archaeological Research Fund, one of only six million-dollar endowments established to research into the Pleistocene peopling of the Americas. He has led archaeological expeditions throughout western North America.
Presenter:
Loren G. Davis, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology,
OSU Department of Anthropology

 
Location:
McMenamins
Old St. Francis School Father Luke's Room
Bend
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, January 16
5:30 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Presentation begins
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