[OR_Archaeology] Upcoming Coastal Archaeology and Geoarchaeology Field Trip
susan.white at state.or.us
Wed Sep 16 11:04:19 PDT 2009
The 2009 Geological Society of America is holding its annual conference in Portland, Oregon during October 18-22. A pre-meeting field trip focusing on the geoarchaeology of Oregon's central coast is planned on October 16-17. Field Trip participants need not register for the GSA conference to come
along to the coast. More information on the field trip is provided at:
Here's the official description of the field trip:
Field Trip 418. Archaeology and Geomorphology of the Oregon Coastal Zone
Fri.-Sat., 16-17 Oct. US$225 (L, R, 1ON).
Cosponsored by GSA's Archaeological Geology Division.
Leaders: Loren Davis, Oregon State University; Steve Jenevein; Jay Noller.
The Pacific Corridor for pan-American transhumanance is focus of this field trip along the central coastal zone of Oregon. Archaeology will be demonstrated and discussed in the context of paleoenvironmental
interpretation of several complex sections involving marine terrace cover sediments, coastal eolian dunes, Coast Range debris flows, estuarine and fluvial deposits, ghost forests, and soils. The chronology of events sealing archaeological deposits, including floods, slope failures, and tsunamis will
be presented, and evidence supporting the current understanding of the Coastal Corridor will be discussed.
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