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Jul-08-2009 15:53printcomments

Tours of Archaeological Site Offered at Champoeg

The archaeological project is part of continuing research into early pioneer settlement at Champoeg.

Champoeg State Heritage Area in Oregon
Champoeg State Heritage Area in Oregon
Photo courtesy: oregonstateparks

(CHAMPOEG, Ore.) - The Champoeg State Heritage Area will offer special 'Oregon 150' archaeological tours during July beginning Friday, July 10th.

Mike Niss with the Champoeg State Heritage Site, says the tours will allow visitors to observe an archaeological dig by Oregon State University summer field school students under the direction of Dr. David Brauner, an anthropology professor at OSU.

Park staff and Brauner will lead the tours from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. on Fridays (July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st), and on Wednesdays (July 15th, 22nd and 29th) through the remainder of the month.

The tours allow a visitor to gain an overview of the historic Champoeg townsite, in the parking area by the Pioneer Mothers Cabin. Visitors will be led from there onto the site of the dig.

The archaeological project is part of continuing research into early pioneer settlement at Champoeg.




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