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What Is Archaeology?

In this video, Dr. Loren Davis and students of the Oregon State University archaeological field school at Cooper's Ferry talk about the concepts, practices and goals of archaeology.


Dr. Loren Davis, Associate Professor,
http://oregonstate.edu/cla/anthropology/davis
at Oregon State University and David Sisson, Archeologist, at the BLM Cottonwood Field Office
http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/Districts-Idaho/CDA/cottonwood.html are working together to recover information about past life ways at the Cooper's Ferry archeological site. Students from the Oregon State University Cooper's Ferry Archaeological Field School
http://oregonstate.edu/cla/anthropology/field-school
uncover artifacts that help us understand what life was like for people who occupied the lower Salmon River Canyon thousands of years ago.

A summary of the culture history of this area can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/Districts-Idaho/CDA/cottonwood/lower_salmon_river.html
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