Proceed to an in-depth exploration of Oregon Prehistory ». An overview of the professional view on why archaeological sites should be protected and preserved.Continue » If you are a student of archaeology or anthropology, or a professor or cunsultant, you can have your paper posted at here! Here is a paper on Kalapuya mounds by Bill Roulette: BABY PYRAMIDS ALONG THE CALAPOOIA RIVER: MOUND SITES IN KALAPUYAN PREHISTORY The Archaeology of Oregon Newsletter for Current Archaeological Happenings in Oregon (CAHO) Interview of Dennis Jenkins: Pre-Clovis evidence in Oregon Oregon has been inhabited for at least 14,300 years, based on a radiocarbon date on a human caprolite (poop).Such site represent economic strategies that exploited (now-extinct) megafauna.Traditional interpretation is towards an unbalanced economic strategy emphasizing fauna over flora.During this period of time, the climates and ecology of plants and animals have changed.
The generic period of occupation spans 7,000 - 4,000 years ago.This approximately corresponds to a climatic shift towards wetter and cooler conditions as well.Lakes and marshes in the dry areas of the state expanded. It is associated with the introduction of bow and arrow technology or with the development of land management techniques (economic) such as systematic burning, that do not involve direct manipulation of plants or animals.The relative density of use is reflected in the archaeological record.Places where human groups performed some activity and left behind physical remains as artifacts or features are archaeological sites.