2022 Exhibits
The Archaeology of Water

Humans have a long and fundamental relationship to water. Our very existence depends on it – and all the plants and animals we rely on for sustenance require water too. We have built our communities next to oceans, rivers and springs. We’ve piped it, dammed it, dug canals to direct water to our crops. We’ve built canoes and ships to travel in it; and bridges to cross over it. Our essential connection to water makes it an ideal theme to explore through archaeology, traditional knowledge, and history.

Welcome to the 2022 Archaeology Roadshow, which provides just a sample of ways that water intersects the human story.

Historic Preservation of the Stone Cellar at Sodhouse Ranch within Malheur NWR

Blog by Karla Mingus, Zone Archaeologist U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Dam Fiasco at Bull Flat: a look back at the 1913-1914 Tumalo Project

Mike Berry, Deschutes County Historical Society, Part of the 2022 Archaeology Roadshow

Mystery of the Missing Wapato in the Northern Great Basin

Video by Lane Community College and the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Legacy of the Vanport Flood Told Through Music

Video and blog by Jarod Pereda (PSU student)

The Spatial Relationship Between Disappeared Streams and Residential Development in Portland, Oregon, USA

Blog by Gregory (Grisha) Post, Heejun Chang and David Banis, Portland State University Department of Geography

Rock Art Recording

Video by the Oregon Archaeological Society

The Piscina Mirabilis: Water for Misenum

Blog by John Allen (University of Sheffield, Material Sciences, retired) and David Millar (University College, Dublin University, Computer Systems Engineering, retired)

Lost Ships, Lost Sailors: Mystery Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest

Scott Williams, Washington State Department of Transportation, Part of the 2022 Archaeology Roadshow

Oregon’s Water: What Coyote Can Teach Us

Video recorded live December 8, 2021 as part of the Champinefu Webinar Series

Wapato Zine

Blog by Chloe Clark (PSU student)

Wapato for the People

Blog by Melissa Darby of Lower Columbia Research & Archaeology LLC

How Well Do You Know Your Dam Columbia River History?

video and quiz by FCRPS Cultural Resource Program

Valle de Willamette Loteria

Activity by Drew Haven, Melody Midkiff, and Daniela Ortiz Mendez (PSU students)

Sink or Swim: Aquatic Restoration on the Malheur National Forest

Blog by the Blue Mountain Ranger District, Malheur National Forest

Indigenous Women and Pre-Contact Rock Art in the Northern Plains Region

Emily Van Alst, Indiana University, Part of the 2022 Archaeology Roadshow

A Bird’s Eye View: Waterways and Lifeways on Oregon’s National Wildlife Refuges

StoryMap by Patrick Rennaker and Virginia Parks, Archaeologists, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Net Weight Manufacture and Use in the Pacific Northwest

Blog and Videos by Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc.

The Scars of History: Mapping Oregon’s Cascade Mountains

Video by the Oregon Heritage Tree Program

The Dam Fiasco at Bull Flat: a look back at the 1913-1914 Tumalo Project

Mike Berry, Deschutes County Historical Society, Part of the 2022 Archaeology Roadshow

Indigenous Women and Pre-Contact Rock Art in the Northern Plains Region

Emily Van Alst, Indiana University, Part of the 2022 Archaeology Roadshow

Net Weight Manufacture and Use in the Pacific Northwest

Blog and Videos by Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc.

Lost Ships, Lost Sailors: Mystery Wrecks of the Pacific Northwest

Scott Williams, Washington State Department of Transportation, Part of the 2022 Archaeology Roadshow

A Bird’s Eye View: Waterways and Lifeways on Oregon’s National Wildlife Refuges

StoryMap by Patrick Rennaker and Virginia Parks, Archaeologists, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Wapato Zine

Blog by Chloe Clark (PSU student)

Valle de Willamette Loteria

Activity by Drew Haven, Melody Midkiff, and Daniela Ortiz Mendez (PSU students)

Oregon’s Water: What Coyote Can Teach Us

Video recorded live December 8, 2021 as part of the Champinefu Webinar Series

How Well Do You Know Your Dam Columbia River History?

video and quiz by FCRPS Cultural Resource Program

Historic Preservation of the Stone Cellar at Sodhouse Ranch within Malheur NWR

Blog by Karla Mingus, Zone Archaeologist U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mystery of the Missing Wapato in the Northern Great Basin

Video by Lane Community College and the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Piscina Mirabilis: Water for Misenum

Blog by John Allen (University of Sheffield, Material Sciences, retired) and David Millar (University College, Dublin University, Computer Systems Engineering, retired)

Sink or Swim: Aquatic Restoration on the Malheur National Forest

Blog by the Blue Mountain Ranger District, Malheur National Forest

The Spatial Relationship Between Disappeared Streams and Residential Development in Portland, Oregon, USA

Blog by Gregory (Grisha) Post, Heejun Chang and David Banis, Portland State University Department of Geography

Rock Art Recording

Video by the Oregon Archaeological Society

Wapato for the People

Blog by Melissa Darby of Lower Columbia Research & Archaeology LLC

The Scars of History: Mapping Oregon’s Cascade Mountains

Video by the Oregon Heritage Tree Program

The Legacy of the Vanport Flood Told Through Music

Video and blog by Jarod Pereda (PSU student)

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