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Historical Archaeology’S "Trip" To Crater Lake, Douglas C. Wilson Dec 2009

Historical Archaeology’S "Trip" To Crater Lake, Douglas C. Wilson

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article is an overview of the archaeological survey of the 1865 wagon road that ran from Jacksonville in southern Oregon to Fort Klamath, just south of Crater Lake National Park.


“A Caretaker Responsibility”: Revisiting Klamath And Modoc Traditions Of Plant Community Management, Douglas Deur Oct 2009

“A Caretaker Responsibility”: Revisiting Klamath And Modoc Traditions Of Plant Community Management, Douglas Deur

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Conventionally, the Klamath and Modoc Indians of south-central Oregon and northeastern California are depicted as hunter-gatherers, who took no active role in the management of plant communities. In the course of a multi-year ethnographic effort, however, tribal elders have identified a complex of interrelated plant management practices that are consistent with contemporary definitions of plant cultivation. These include the management of black huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) yields in subalpine environments, the management of marsh-edge environments for yellow pond lily (Nuphar polysepalum), the tending of ‘‘epos’’ or yampah (Perideridia spp.) digging sites, and the selective harvest of tree cambium, sap, and wood ...


Musket Balls, Lewis & Clark, And The Fur Trade: Isotopic, Elemental, And Historical Analysis, Douglas C. Wilson Apr 2009

Musket Balls, Lewis & Clark, And The Fur Trade: Isotopic, Elemental, And Historical Analysis, Douglas C. Wilson

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Overview of a study on the chemical analysis of lead objects has been used in archaeology and forensics to tie a particular ore or manufacturer to a particular artifact.

Results of the study were presented at the 62nd Annual Northwest Anthropology Conference, April 9, 2009 at Newport, Oregon.


Advocating For Sri Lankan Migrant Workers: Obstacles And Challenges, Michele Ruth Gamburd Jan 2009

Advocating For Sri Lankan Migrant Workers: Obstacles And Challenges, Michele Ruth Gamburd

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Nearly a million Sri Lankan women labor as migrant workers, the vast majority in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in West Asia. They are poorly paid and vulnerable to a wide variety of exploitative labor practices at home and abroad. Despite the importance of worker remittances to the national economy, and in spite of Sri Lanka’s history of organized labor and active political participation, migrants have received only anemic support from the state, labor unions, feminist organizations, and migrant-oriented nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The article contextualizes Sri Lankan migration within larger-scale economic dynamics (such as global capitalist policies and ...


Cultural Vulnerability And Resilience In The Arctic: Preliminary Report On Archeological Fieldwork At Cape Krusenstern, Northwest Alaska, Shelby L. Anderson, Adam Freeburg, Ben Fitzhugh Jan 2009

Cultural Vulnerability And Resilience In The Arctic: Preliminary Report On Archeological Fieldwork At Cape Krusenstern, Northwest Alaska, Shelby L. Anderson, Adam Freeburg, Ben Fitzhugh

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

While natural scientists track environmental change in response to global warming, less attention has been directed towards human interface with long term Arctic environmental dynamics. Current research at Cape Krusenstern, Alaska, seeks to address this deficit through investigation of human-environmental interactions recorded in archeological and paleoenvironmental data spanning the last 4,000-5,000 years at the Cape, building on the pioneering work conducted at Krusenstern by J. Louis Giddings and Douglas D. Anderson. Systematic survey and use of new mapping technology to record cultural and natural features are methods central to addressing these research questions. Discovery of new archeological features ...


Luther S. Cressman, Virginia L. Butler Jan 2009

Luther S. Cressman, Virginia L. Butler

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Known as the father of Oregon archaeology and anthropology, Luther Cressman conducted pioneering archaeological work in the 1930s through the 1960s and established the broad outlines of Oregon’s ancient human history and occupation by Native peoples. This article provides an overview of his life and work.


Book Review Of, Pei-Chia Lan. Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics And Newly Rich Employers In Taiwan, Michele Ruth Gamburd Jan 2009

Book Review Of, Pei-Chia Lan. Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics And Newly Rich Employers In Taiwan, Michele Ruth Gamburd

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reviews the book "Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan," by Pei-Chia Lan.


Book Review Of, Diane P. Mines. Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, And The Politics Of Dignity In A South Indian Village, Michele Ruth Gamburd Jan 2009

Book Review Of, Diane P. Mines. Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, And The Politics Of Dignity In A South Indian Village, Michele Ruth Gamburd

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Reviews the book "Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village," by Diane P. Mines.


Finding And Dating Cathlapotle, Kenneth M. Ames, Elizabeth A. Sobel Jan 2009

Finding And Dating Cathlapotle, Kenneth M. Ames, Elizabeth A. Sobel

Anthropology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The people of the Cathlapotle town played a significant role in the fur trade era history of the Lower Columbia River, including Lewis and Clark’s visit on March 29th, 1806. Archaeologists and others have sought the town’s location for years. Long-term research has established that archaeological site 45CL1 on the US Fish and Wildlife Refuge near Ridgefield, Washington is Cathlapotle. This determination is based on the close match between site details with various ethnohistoric accounts of Cathlapotle. The site was occupied by ca. AD 1450 and probably moved there from another nearby location. It was abandoned sometime in ...