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  • On the left, a women is standing amidst the ashes and debris of a burnt-down home. She is wearing protective gear, including rubber boots, a tyvek suit and a face mask. She is bending down to look at a small pile on ashes. Right in front of her, a black and white dog is sniffing the same pile of ashes.
    Roman Battaglia
    Jefferson Public Radio
    After wildfire season ends in the Western U.S., those who lost their homes begin sifting through what’s left to recover as much as they can. After the McKinney Fire this past summer, a team of trained dogs and archeologists helped recover cremated remains left in urns that were lost in the fire.
  • Research archaeologist Chelsea Rose of Southern Oregon University led the excavation of the historic Eagle brewery in Jacksonville, Oregon.
    Tom Banse
    JPR News
    The Pacific Northwest is rightfully proud of its thriving microbrewery scene. Most beer lovers probably consider the rise of craft brewing a phenomenon of the past few decades. But the first brewpubs in the Northwest date so far back that archaeologists were called in to excavate the remnants of one in Jacksonville, Oregon.