Location: Oregon, USA       Length: 17 min.

Archaeological excavation in 2013 along a quiet street in Jacksonville in preparation for streetscape improvements uncovered the remains of a Chinese home burned in 1888.  The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Laboratory of Anthropology conducted data recovery excavations with the help of SOU students and community volunteers and held an open house that attracted hundreds.  Excavations at the Chinese Quarter Site uncovered an exciting find and fostered public awareness and appreciation of the town’s buried history and Chinese heritage.

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Produced in 2016 by the Oregon Department of Transportation Photo and Video Services and Southern Oregon University

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