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Reknown Archaeologist Speaks on the Connley Caves Excavation

The oldest directly dated human remains in the Americas were recovered by University of Oregon’s own Dennis Jenkins, PhD./Archaeologist in Paisley. Now Dr.Jenkins is presenting his latest investigations from this past summer in the Connley Caves.

Be sure to catch his talk this Friday, October 16 from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Welcome Center yurt. Your $5 parking pass is your admission.

Dr. Jenkins at Paisley Cave with bison bone. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jenkins.
Dr. Jenkins at Paisley Cave with bison bone. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jenkins.

From his bio at the U of O Archaeological Field School:
Jenkins has authored and co-authored 8 books, 44 chapters, journal articles, reviews, and published papers, 33 major professional reports, and given 62 professional papers and symposia at conferences.

Learn More About Rock Features

In the second of a five-part series of Smith Rock State Park’s annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration 2015, U.S. Forest Service Archaeologist Stephen Todd Jankowski, M.Sc., sheds some light on the how rock features are classified.

Come to the Welcome Center yurt Friday, October 9 at 7:00 PM for his 1 1/2 hour talk on “Form vs Function: A Classification System for Rock Features.” The presentation includes a question and answer period. They are open to the public and free of charge with a $5 day-use or annual pass required for parking.

Can’t make it this Friday? Check out the upcoming schedule here.