Favell Museum Lecture Program on Northern Great Basin Archaeology

The lecture is at full capacity as of April 23, 2024. Those who reached out to us prior to April 23 are on our list of attendees. If you are interested in attending but have not contacted us, call the museum at 541-882-9996 and we will put you on a waiting list, in case we have cancellations. And if you reserved a spot but your plans have changed, please let us know!

Saturday May 4, 2024 • 1-4 PM

Free for museum members, $10 non-members
(Limited space–we recommend you call the museum to reserve a spot!)

The Northern Great Basin has produced some of the earliest evidence on people in the Americas and has one of the most extensive and ancient records of preserved fiber and basketry artifacts in the world. These topics will be the focus of a series of talks hosted by the Favell Museum, presented by the archaeologists from the University of Oregon Museum of Natural & Cultural History and the University of Nevada, Reno. Recent archaeological findings will be explored, as well as the results of continuing research on museum collections, including those held by the Favell Museum.


Richie Rosencrance – 12,600 Years of Technology at Cougar Mountain Cave, Oregon, 45-50 minutes

Richie Rosencrance is a Ph.D. graduate student and research assistant for the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Tom Connolly – The Northern Great Basin Basketry Dating Project, 20-25 minutes

Tom Connolly is Emeritus Director of the Archaeological Research Division at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural & Cultural History

Pam Endzweig – Museum Databases and Resources, 20-25 minutes

Pam Endzweig is Director of Collections at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural & Cultural History

Geoff Smith – Dinner in the Desert: Rabbit Processing at LSP1 Rockshelter, 20-25 minutes

Geoff Smith is a Professor of Anthropology and Executive Director of the Artemisia Archaeological Research Fund at the University of Nevada, Reno

Dennis Jenkins – 15,000 Years of Northern Great Basin Prehistory, 45-50 minutes

Dennis Jenkins is a Senior Research Associate (retired) at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural & Cultural History, and former Director of the UO Archaeological Field School Pr­ogram.