Lecture Series Featured at Bowman Museum in Prineville

The May at the Museum series is co-hosted by Friends of Crook County Library and the Crook County Historical Society/Bowman Museum.

Thursday May 1
Dynamic Geology of Oregon 

Presented by Scott Burns, retired professor of geology, Portland State University

Oregon has a rich geologic history. Dr. Scott Burns, retired professor of geology at Portland State University, will take you around the state showing the different provinces, how they were formed and how they are all related in a dynamic presentation. Burns is a native Oregonian with a long family history in the Willamette Valley. His love for the state and our geology shines through the story he tells.

Thursday May 15
Archaeology and Science at the Paisley Caves
Presented by Dennis Jenkins, Ph.D., RPA, Oregon State Museum of Anthropology/Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon

Luther Cressman’s 1938-40 excavations at the Paisley Caves in south Central Oregon discovered exciting evidence suggesting that people may have lived there as early as the Late Pleistocene, some 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. However, it was not until recent developments in ancient DNA testing that he was proven correct. This colorful slide show takes the audience through the scientific processes employed in proving the case for pre-Clovis human occupations at the world famous Paisley Caves. Cressman is a research archaeologist and the director of the university’s Northern Great Basin Field School.


Doors open 6pm, program at 6:30pm, contact Gordon Gillespie, 541-447-3715, gordon.gillespie@co.crook.or.us

Bowman Museum, 246 N Main Street, Prineville, 541-447-3715, www.bowmanmuseum.org.

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