Underground History: Yreka's Old Chinatown

Nov 29, 2017

There's a good chance that if you set a shovel to the ground in a place where people have lived for a long time, you'll find SOME kind of artifact.  This is what keeps archaeologists busy and provides content for our monthly Underground History segment. 

This month: the excavation of Yreka's old Chinatown, dug up when Interstate Five was built.  There's a good collection of artifacts, but the documentation and interpretation were never completed. 

Sarah Heffner is working to update the information about the collection. 

She is our guest, along with regulars Chelsea Rose and Mark Tveskov of the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology

Tune in as we uncover what the dig uncovered.

And if you or someone you know might have worked on the dig in Yreka in 1969--including students from Sacramento State and Chico State--contact Sarah Heffner by email.