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SOULA connects culture, history, and place in a meaningful way. We conduct grant- and contract- funded research that includes archaeological survey, excavation, and analysis; GIS mapping; and oral history and ethnohistoric research. We serve the interests of our university and community and we select projects in partnership with private, local, state, federal, and Tribal organizations in ways that meet our collaborators’ needs and such that the resultant data become a source for expanded research and public education.

Students pursuing Sociology, Anthropology, and other majors benefit from hands-on experiences in fieldwork, laboratory analysis, conference presentation, writing, and career networking.   SOULA maintains a curation facility that meets the standards of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.  Our laboratory includes facilities for artifact analysis, conservation, and curation as well as computers for collection cataloging, report writing, graphic design, and GIS cartography.  SOULA has audiovisual recording and editing capacities for producing multimedia products.             

SOULA regularly works with the Coquille Indian Tribe, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), The Bureau of Land Management, The National Park Service, The City of Jacksonville, The City of Bandon, and many other agencies and municipalities.  SOULA periodically hosts the annual State of Jefferson academic conference, The Archaeology Channel Film Festival at ScienceWorks in Ashland, and give public presentations with the Oregon Historical Society or the Southern Oregon Historical Society.  SOULA staff archaeologist Chelsea Rose is a cast member of PBS’s show Time Team America, has served as Vice President of the Association of Oregon Archaeologists. In 2014, SOULA director, Mark Tveskov was appointed by the Governor of Oregon to the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation.

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Contact:

Katie Johnson, Staff Archaeologist, GIS specialist
johnsonka@sou.edu
541-552-6764 

Chelsea Rose, MA, RPA, Staff Archaeologist
rosec@sou.edu
541-552-6764

Mark Tveskov, Ph.D. Director
tveskovm@sou.edu
541-552-6345

 

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Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, Oregon
97520

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