Shannon Tushingham, Ph.D., is the assistant director of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University and the director of The Ancient Residue Laboratory (TARL) at the university. Her research interests focus on historical and present-day ecology of hunter-gatherer-fishers in western North America. As director of TARL, she analyzes and interprets data about marine environments in the southern Pacific Northwest Coast and the use of ceremonial and medicinal psychoactive plants among worldwide cultures.
Guest scholars from the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians will also join our group.
The Rogue River should be the perfect temperature for swimming and other water activities during this expedition. In addition to the water activities, other physical exertion may be required during this trip. Please read below to learn more:
Most travel during the trip will be by raft or dory on a Class I-III whitewater river. You may be required to wear a personal flotation device while on the water. You do not need previous experience in whitewater rafting, since you will be paired with a guide, but you must be comfortable with getting in and out of a boat. You should also be comfortable with sitting for an extended period of time in a whitewater boat, jet boat and shuttle bus. There will be short hikes during the trip to waterfalls, archaeological, and historical sites. While assistance can be given, you should be comfortable using your hands to steady yourself and taking steps higher than a standard staircase step. During the trip, you may be visiting remote locations with limited amenities. There is the possibility of stopping at gas stations for bathroom stops. If you are concerned about your ability to do any of these activities, please consult your physician.
Tuition is per person and based on shared accommodations. Tuition includes scholar honorarium, accommodations, meals listed, entry fees and permits, most gratuities, and transportation from arrival in Grants Pass, Oregon, on August 26, 2018, until departure from Grants Pass on September 1, 2018. Transportation to and from Grants Pass is your responsibility.
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