Fall Archaeology Talks

Fall Archaeology Talks 
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History's annual ArchaeologyTalks are held in the fall at the University of Oregon. The series brings notable scholars from around the country to present on topics in prehistory, historical archaeology, zooarchaeology, and more.

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.

FALL 2017

Fridays, October 13 and 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Museum Galleria 


Jason Younker



Potlatch and The Southwest Oregon Research Project: 22 years of Oregon Native Empowerment
In 1995, four Coquille Tribal members embarked on 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. Join anthropologist and University of Oregon Tribal liaison Jason Younker (Coquille) for an exploration of this revolutionary project and what it has meant for Oregon Native empowerment. 



Deana Dartt



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 indigenized practices across every facet of the museum.