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Closed! Western Oregon Lithic Analysis Workshop

Arrowheads by Freeman-Woolpert
Not the actual collection - representative picture of lithics!

February 22-26, 2016

Must commit to full session

During this workshop we will be analyzing artifacts from a local archaeological site. The analyses will focus on stone artifacts such as lithic debitage (flaked stone), cobble tools, and other, more formal stone tools. The purpose of the project is to teach volunteers what types of characteristics archaeologists look at to determine artifact typologies, and introduce them to lithic analysis techniques. However, while geared towards those who have no experience with archaeological analysis and tool typology, we encourage everyone from the neophyte to those who “speak stone” to apply. See you in February!

Number of openings: 5

Special skills: No special skills required

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Roseburg is a full-service community with hotels/motels, restaurants, and a full range of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging, food, and daily transportation

Nearest towns: Project based in Roseburg

Applications due: January 18, 2016
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