Sponsored by: Jefferson County Historical Society
In celebration of Archaeology Month, this presentation by local archaeologist Gary Wessen will offer an overview of the Archaeology of the Olympic Peninsula. It will address environmental change in the region during the past ca. 15,000 years, the history of archaeological research, the types of archaeological resources which occur here, and the origins of the “Classic Northwest Culture” present when Europeans arrived. Local excavations and data will be used to tell the story. Finally, Wessen will also briefly consider the current environment in which these resources occur and the threats that face them today.