OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Western Stemmed Tradition

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PSAL researchers are adding to our knowledge about the earliest peoples of the New World through the analysis of materials collected from ongoing excavations at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho.  We apply the full range of methods and approaches of PSAL in our studies of early lithic assemblages and unique cultural features from Western Stemmed Tradition archaeological components.  In this way, we make contributions to the archaeological community and provide applied examples of the methods and approaches we can lend to the projects of our partners.

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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 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...

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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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    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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    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...