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Dr. Loren Davis working at Paisley Caves

Department of Anthropology, Waldo HallThe Pacific Slope Archaeological Laboratory is housed in Oregon State University’s Department of Anthropology. Our mission is to generate knowledge about the first peoples of western North America by discovering, recovering, and studying key archaeological and geoarchaeological information.  We pursue this mission by working on collaborative and grants-based research projects with state, federal and private partners. We also offer a number of technical services on a fee basis to outside groups pursuing their own archaeological and geoarchaeological problems.

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    Effigy pipe scanned with our 3D laser scanner, then rendered in the blender application using the cycles renderer. 

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    This is a 3D rendering of a sacrum from a potential archaeological context we made at the Pacific Slope Archaeological Laboratory. The 3d scan was...

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    Testing out the Makerbot Replicator 2 with two projectile point models. Artifacts were scanned using a nextengine 3d scanner, processed in meshlab...

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    Here, we describe a range of cutting-edge digital technologies used to study archaeological data from the Cooper's Ferry site.

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    In this video, we discuss how the collection and use of digital 3D datasets assembled from archaeological materials can be used to support new...

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    This video provides an introduction to the work that PSAL researchers conduct at the Cooper's Ferry site in western Idaho as part of the Oregon...