SOU receives grant

SOU 2Ashland, Ore., — Southern Oregon University is receiving a rather generous grant to help fund a “Battlefield Preservation” project.

The National Park Service’s “American Battlefield Protection Program” gave SOU almost $100,000 dollars to preserve sites related to the Rogue River War in the 1850s.

The project will allow SOU’s Laboratory of Anthropology to reach new levels of excavating and preserving they haven’t been able to achieve before.

“I’m very grateful we have it and I’m gratified to see these sites start to get the recognition they deserve… it allows us and gives us leeway to sites we didn’t have any means to.” said the laboratory’s director, Mark Tveskov

The grant will help Tveskov and his students conduct research, archaeological surveys, mapping and excavating.

They are currently doing all those things on eight different historical sites.

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