Dr. Candice Goucher Washington State University Vancouver

Dr. Kenneth Ames
, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University
February 9, 2011

Academic Genealogy | Time: 7:11
Dr. Ames discusses his training and major influences as an archaeologist.
Cathlapotle Site | Time: 12:32
Dr. Ames discusses his introduction to archaeology in the Pacific Northwest, beginning with the Meier site in the Portland Basin and extending to the Cathlapotle plankhouse. He also explains how archaeologists were able to find the Cathlapotle site on the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
Archaeology of Chinookan communitiesTime: 10:55
Dr. Ames discusses archaeology at the Cathlapotle and Meier sites in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan area. Cathlapotle is a Chinookan archaeological site located at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Meier is located in the urban Portland Basin.
Chinookan Trade | Time: 9:23
Dr. Ames discusses how archaeologists know about the trade practices of the Chinook people of the Pacific Northwest.
Chinookan Economies | Time: 11:01
Dr. Ames discusses what archaeologists know about Chinookan economies based on evidence from Chinookan households and plankhouse construction.
Canoe Culture | Time: 2:45
Dr. Ames discusses differences between water-based and pedestrian societies. He explains how archaeologists and historians understand the canoe culture of the Chinook Indian people of the Pacific Northwest.
Giant Elk at Cathlapotle | Time: 3:25
Dr. Ames discusses the distinctiveness of very large elk at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse and how archaeologists interpret the findings.
Dog Diets | Time: 1:36
Dr. Ames discusses how archaeologists have used dogs as a proxy for understanding the human diet of Chinook people at the Cathlapotle plankhouse.
Entanglement | Time: 2:30
Dr. Ames discusses Euro-Americans and Native contact and its consequences in the Pacific Northwest during the fur trade era. He also addresses Native and non-Native land management.
Politics and Partnerships | Time: 7:36
Dr. Ames discusses the politics of working at the Cathlapotle Plankhouse site. He discusses the multiple stakeholders and decision-making considerations. He distinguishes between official politics and entangled relations amongst individuals, and also discusses relations between Native people and archaeologists.
Meanings of Cathlapotle | Time: 1:45
Dr. Ames discusses the significance of the Cathlapotle site and continuity between site occupants and Chinook people today.
Posing Questions | Time: 1:38
Dr. Ames discusses questions archaeologists have about environmental change and Native/Euro-American contact, as well as patterns of change.
The Changing Practice of Archaeology | Time: 10:08
Dr. Ames discusses changes in the practice of archaeology, especially relations between archaeologists and Native people. He addresses the development of indigenous archaeology, applied archaeology, and the role of archaeology as a science.