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...
Loren G. Davis, Ph.D. — PSAL Executive Director
Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Alberta in 2001, where he completed a program of study focusing on anthropological archaeology and Quaternary geology. Davis has directed numerous archaeological surveys and excavations throughout western North America since 1997 and is a nationally- and internationally-recognized practitioner of geoarchaeology. Davis served as past Chair of the Geological Society of America’s Archaeological Geology Division and a past Co-Organizer of the Society for American Archaeology’s Geoarchaeology Interest Group and currently serves as a Review Editor for Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. Dr. Davis is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University.
Alex J. Nyers, M.A. — PSAL Faculty Research Assistant
Mr. Nyers received his Masters in Applied Anthropology from Oregon State University in 2013, successfully defending his thesis entitled, “A Provenance Study of Crypto-Crystalline Silicates at the Cooper's Ferry Site: A Geochemical Approach.” Mr. Nyers brings his considerable technical expertise to PSAL, including information technologies, instrumental methods (e.g., portable x-ray fluorescence, instrumental neutron activation analysis), and digital methods (e.g., 3D scanning, printing and analytical approaches).
In this video, we discuss how the collection and use of digital 3D datasets assembled from archaeological materials can be used to support new...
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...
Here, we describe a range of cutting-edge digital technologies used to study archaeological data from the Cooper's Ferry site.