Archaeology Of Oregon
Standard letter grades
Total contact hours
WR 121 and ANTH 102.
Investigates the diverse nature of Oregon archaeology. Prehistoric patterns of human occupation in five distinct regions will be analyzed: the Great Basin, Columbia Plateau, Lower Columbia and Coast, Willamette Valley and the Southwestern Mountains. Furthermore, the course will investigate how the diversity of eco-scapes within Oregon shaped the manner in which humans culturally, technologically, and spiritually adapted to their environments.
Course learning outcomes
1. Identify the cultures, subsistence, and technologies of past peoples from an archaeological perspective.
2. Distinguish the way in which the geology, ecology, topography, flora and fauna helped shape cultural behaviors.
3. Describe the archaeological sites that have made the Pacific Northwest an important location in which to study broad archaeological issues.
4. Apply the knowledge discovered about the human past to issues of relevance in the present such as the evolution of gender roles, class, and power.
5. Recognize the geologic history and features of Oregon.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Social Science
- Cultural Literacy