Decade-Long Dig Resumes in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Southern Oregon University researchers are resuming a decade long archaeological dig, running across old remains from Jacksonville’s former Chinese Quarter. During the dig, which started Saturday, archaeologists found old cooking pots, animal remains, and even opium pipes. “We’re finding opium and fan-tan, which are these little gambling pieces,” said archaeologist Chelsea Rose. … Continue reading »

Battle of Hungry Hill Site Confirmed

NEAR SUNNY VALLEY, Ore. — The site of the largest battle in the Rogue Indian Wars has been confirmed, more than 150 years after it took place. Archaeologists have found musket balls and other artifacts confirming the site of the 1855 Battle of Hungry Hill, is west of Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon between Glendale … Continue reading »