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Discoveries at Cooper’s Ferry Increase our Knowledge of Early PNW Peoples

Loren G. Davis, PhD, Oregon State University, Department of Anthropology

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Discoveries at Cooper’s Ferry Increase our Knowledge of Early PNW Peoples
Discoveries at Cooper’s Ferry Increase our Knowledge of Early PNW Peoples

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Nov 16, 2023, 6:30 PM – Nov 17, 2023, 8:00 PM

Spokane, 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, USA

About the event

Archaeological excavations at the Cooper’s Ferry site reveal a long record of repeated human occupation beginning sometime before 15,785 cal BP and extending to ~2,000 years ago. This site, which is the location of an ancient village known to the Nez Perce Indian Tribe as Nipéhe, bears the earliest well-dated evidence of people in the Pacific Northwest and is one of the best lines of proof about early peoples in the Americas. In this presentation, we will review the basis for how the age of the site has been established and how the archaeological record there informs our understanding of what the early period of human presence looks like and where else such evidence might be found in the Pacific Northwest.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84120684037?pwd=clk3Tjh1RlRlbmd6OTdJNzFsUDhRQT09

Meeting ID: 841 2068 4037

Passcode: 004215

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