Talk on Tahkenitch Landing History

January 29, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Cape Perpetua Collaborative

Tahkenitch Land.\Historical photo.

The Cape Perpetua Collaborative offers a talk on an intriguing slice of coastal history on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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 before the present. Because of the site’s age and location, it has provided researchers with a unique glimpse into the lives of coast’s inhabitants and their relationship to a changing environment over the last eight millenia.

Molly Kirkpatrick, an 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.

To register for this event, go here.