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HYBRID - “Discoveries at Cooper’s Ferry Increase our Knowledge of Early PNW Peoples” by Loren G. Davis PhD, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University

November 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC)
2316 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

AIA Society: Spokane

Archaeological excavations at the Cooper’s Ferry site reveal a long record of repeated human occupation beginning sometime before 15,785 cal BP and extending to ~2,000 years ago. This site, which is the location of an ancient village known to the Nez Perce Indian Tribe as Nipéhe, bears the earliest well-dated evidence of people in the Pacific Northwest and is one of the best lines of proof about early peoples in the Americas. In this presentation, we will review the basis for how the age of the site has been established and how the archaeological record there informs our understanding of what the early period of human presence looks like and where else such evidence might be found in the Pacific Northwest.

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November 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST
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Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC)
2316 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
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