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.
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. Read more...(253 words, 6 images, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
The 97 removed parking spots along the west side of Crooked River Drive just south of the park entrance sign are making parking tough on these Indian summer days.
If you head toward the RV lot you’ll usually catch the short-termers that snag a quick photo and leave. Same at the far end of the road into the parking area at the Turnaround parking lot.
They’re gone per a Deschutes County resolution citing both safety concerns and road damage issue from cars straddling the edge of the road and the shoulder. The east side has not been open to parking at all, and the county has been pretty tolerant of the overflow parking situation at the park until now. Read more...(180 words, 5 images, estimated 43 secs reading time)
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.