Champoeg State Park
7979 Champoeg Road NE
St. Paul, OR 97137
Traveling Museum developed by retired State Archaeologist Dr. Leland Gilsen. Exhibit sconsisting of reproduction and replica artifacts covering 14,000 years of Oregon prehistory for NW Coast; Columbia Platueu; Inter-Mountain; Great Basin; and California ecozones and cultural adaptations found in Oregon.
Discussion on the material culture of the native people with an emphasis on technological solutions to complex ecological and social issues. Demonstrations of technologies, for example, the compound dart and atlatl and the bow drill. An emphasis on not using terms like "primitive" through examples of clever and tested technological systems.
Basic introduction to technologies of bone, stone, wood, fiber, sinew, shell, minerals, hide, etc.