Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series
Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held most Saturdays, November - March. All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.
January 29 at 10:00am - Presenting Molly Kirkpatrick, Archaeologist with the Siuslaw National Forest
Tahkenitch Landing, located seven miles north of Reedsport on the Siuslaw National Forest, has produced archaeological finds dating as far back as 8,000 years into the past. Because of the site’s age and location, it’s provided researchers with a unique glimpse into the lives of coast’s inhabitants and their relationship to a changing environment over the last 8,000 years.
Molly Kirkpatrick, Archaeologist with the Siuslaw National Forest, will discuss previous archaeological research and the results of recent geoarchaeological investigations at the Tahkenitch Landing Site. This will include a general overview of landscape evolution along the Central Oregon Coast since the last ice-age and its influence on the preservation and distribution of archaeological sites along the coastal front.