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'Big Sites, Small Sites, and Archeology in the San Juan Islands,' June2

The University of Washington’s Dr. Julie Stein will discuss what scholars have learned in more than 65 years of archaeology in an illustrated talk entitled “Big Sites, Small Sites, and Archeology in the San Juan Islands,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday June 2 in the San Juan Island Library. The program is free. Call the library at 378-2798 for more info.

The talk is the first in a series of lectures scheduled this summer that explore the impacts of first nations/American Indian culture on the San

Juan Island environment. Future presenters in the series, co-sponsored by San Juan Island National Historical Park and the Madrona Institute, will

include historian Boyd Pratt, conservationist Roylene Rides, mediator Jonathon Greenberg, Cowlitz weaver Judy Bridges and Washington

State historian and storyteller Karen Haas.

Dr. Stein will kick off her day on San Juan Island with her annual archaeology walk, 10 a.m. to noon at American Camp’s South Beach site. The walk also is free and meets at Alaska Packer’s Rock, located at the end of the gravel access road that parallels the beach.

Director of the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, Dr. Stein is the author of Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory: The Archaeology of the San Juan Islands (University of Washington Press, $17.95), which examines Coast Salish culture through excavations conducted by University of Washington crews at American and English camps going back to the early 1950s.

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