Block 1 of the Averill Addition played an important
role in the early commercial development of Bandon, Oregon,
a town located on Oregon's south coast. Retail
establishments located on the block supplied the local
residents with a variety of merchandise for the period of
During this period Bandon served...
With the arrival of European settlers to Western Oregon nearly 150 years ago came new methods of forest management. Early settlers' forest practices consisted of little more than harvesting what seemed an endless supply of timber. Forestry in the 20th century eventually incorporated such management concerns as re-forestation, biodiversity, wildlife...
Vocalization patterns of two groups of captive Francois' langurs (Presbytis
francoisi) were studied between August 1989 and June 1990. During the 11
months of observation, 109 hours of vocalization recordings were made at Metro
Washington Park Zoo, Portland, and the San Diego Zoo, San Diego. Based on the
The study presents the results of a descriptive analysis of the skeletal remains of 66
individuals recovered from the Fuller and Fanning Mound sites, located on the Yamhill River,
Willamette Valley, Oregon, excavated in 1941-42 by W. T. Edmundson and William S.
Laughlin. The literature and original field notes have...
One of the greatest technological breakthroughs of humanity was the ability to
construct a device and eventually a system which would provide a more efficient, safe,
clean, convenient and relatively inexpensive form of illumination than ever used previously
electric light. The introduction of this new technology into Oregon
Visitor behavior research has become an essential
component to many museum programs. Since its opening to the
public in 1965, Oregon State University's Mark O. Hatfield
Marine Science Center Aquarium in Newport, it has been
visited by millions of people. A clear understanding of who
this audience was and what...
This thesis is an integrated study that links several disciplines-archaeology, anthropology, geography, atmospheric sciences, and microbiology. It attempts to generate an argument that central to climate change is disequilibrium in human ecologies- in my case, disease ecologies in Iceland during the 15th century. This thesis investigates the environment's effect on...
In this study I explored the variety of educational opportunities
available in museums. Next, I examined the museum education programs
in the Portland, Oregon area and described what types of opportunities are
available to teachers. Finally, I made suggestions for teachers on how to
best access museum programs and for...
Maya Mopan farmers in southern Belize face socio-economic hardships, persisting environmental constraints, and an unfavorable political climate that has prevented land tenure stability on reservation lands. This thesis describes the agricultural practices of a group of Mopan farmers and examines farm-site diversification and its relationship to ecological knowledge, out-migration, agricultural...
This thesis examines two neighborhood emergency preparedness programs: the Linn-Benton Neighborhood Emergency Training (LB NET) program in Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., and the Women's Neighborhood Networking Program (WNNP) in Uzhhorod, Ukraine. In Corvallis, the LB NET began in 1996, in part out of concerns that in a large disaster the local...