Oregon Outback Tour 2013

Oregon Outback Tour
July 2013

Museum archaeologists Dennis Jenkins and Tom Connolly led a group of UO alumni and staff, along with Mayor Kitty Piercy and UO President Michael Gottfredson, on an exploration of some of North America's earliest cultural sites.  The area known as the Oregon Outback is home to Paisley Caves, where MNCH research has revealed a human occupation dating back nearly 14,500 years.  It is also home to Fort Rock Cave, where Luther Cressman recovered the famous 10,000-year-old sagebrush bark sandals.  

Tour participants included President Gottfredson’s wife, Karol; Mayor Piercy’s husband, David; UO Interim Provost Scott Coltrane and his wife, Wendy; UO supporters Scott and Kellie Chambers and Mike and Penny Wilkes; Museum Advisory Council member Ty Zeller and her husband, Richard; as well as MNCH Executive Director Jon Erlandson and other museum staff. 

Read more about the 2013 tour on Around the O.

OR Outback 2013
OR Outback 2013
OR Outback 2013
 
OR Outback 2013
OR Outback 2013