Peavy Arboretum : An Archaeological and Historical Investigation of a Willamette Valley Landscape

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Publication: Oregon State University

Author: Lindon Hylton

Date of Publication: December 1998

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The contemporary landscapes of Peavy Arboretum and its surroundings are a product of a complex relationship that interweaves both the human and natural. An artifact found in archaeological testing in Peavy Arboretum indicates an origin for this relationship extending back several thousand years. Historical and archaeological studies have examined how environments influence human cultures, and likewise, how nature has been transformed through human activity. The object of this thesis is to examine these relationships on a common landscape through archaeological surveys, sub-surface testing, and documented history.