Archaeology Lecture Series Videos

ARCHAEOLOGY TALKS video archive 

Fall 2017 
Potlatch and the Southwest Oregon Research Project: 22 years of Oregon Native Empowerment
In 1995, four Coquille Tribal members embarked on a research project to Washington, DC, hoping to find archived records of tribal history, language and culture. They returned with nearly 60,000 pages of materials. What happened next changed Oregon's history. Anthropologist and UO Tribal liaison Jason Younker (Coquille) explores this revolutionary project and what it has meant for Oregon Native Empowerment.

Indigenizing Curatorial Practice
Native scholars have written extensively on decolonizing museums that feature Native American history and culture. But is it possible to truly change the Euro-American model that most cultural museums offer? Join anthropologist, curator, and activist Deana Dartt (Chumash) and explore ways that museums can interrupt historic, European-American narratives and apply indiginized practices across every facet of the museum.

Fall 2016 

In Search of the First Americans
How and when did humans first come to North America? Learn about newly uncovered evidence from Florida and Oregon sites, and how it’s reshaping our understanding of the continent’s first human communities.


Loren Davis, Oregon State University
Jessi Halligan, Florida State University
Dennis Jenkins, Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Jason Younker, University of Oregon
Moderated by Tom Connolly, Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Digging into the Recent Past
Explore the histories of diverse groups of people who called Oregon home during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.


Briece Edwards, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Chelsea Rose, Southern Oregon University
Mark Tveskov, Southern Oregon University
Moderated by Brian O’Neill, Museum of Natural and Cultural History


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

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