Archaeology Lecture Series

The Archaeology Lecture Series
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History's annual Archaeology Lecture Series is held in the fall at the University of Oregon. The lecture series brings notable scholars from around the country to present on topics in prehistory, historical archaeology, and related fields.

Part of the statewide Oregon Archaeology Celebration held each October, the Archaeology Lecture Series engages the UO community and the wider public in an ongoing exploration of our collective heritage. We invite you to be part of the exploration, either by attending a lecture in person during the month of October, or by viewing the lectures in the video archive below.


The Lecture Series Videos

Connecting the Dots: Coastlines, Crescents, the Pacific Flyway, and the Peopling of the Americas
Jon Erlandson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Fall 2012


Scott Fitzpatrick  

Archaeology in Palau, Micronesia: 3000 years of Life and Death in the Chelechol ra Orrak Rockshelter
Scott Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon
Fall 2012

New Light on the Peopling of South America
Anna Roosevelt, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fall 2012

A Portrait of the Past - Archaeological Views on the Life of Peter Britt
Chelsea Rose
Staff Archaeologist at Southern Oregon University
Fall 2013

Shipwrecks, Legends, and Lost Treasures – Historical Archaeology on the Oregon Coast
Scott Williams
Cultural Resources Program Manager at Washington State Department of Transportation
Fall 2013