SOU's Chelsea Rose Honored

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University historical archaeologist and adjunct faculty member Chelsea Rose was presented with a Jeffersonian Award during the 39th annual State of Jefferson Meeting, which was held May 6 and 7 at SOU.
The State of Jefferson meeting is an annual gathering of scholars and community members to discuss the history, culture, and archaeology of northern California and southern Oregon. Rose earned the Jeffersonian Award, which, since 2001, has been given each year to a scholar who conducts applied research in the State of Jefferson, for her research and efforts to make archaeology more accessible to the public.
In addition to being a research archeologist at the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA), Rose is also a featured cast member on the popular PBS television program “Time Team America.” She routinely organizes and hosts public days at excavation sites that attract hundreds of people, and she serves as mentor to students in the SOULA lab.
Her research and publications are numerous, but most recently Rose has led large-scale excavations that resulted in the discovery of Peter Britt’s original log cabin in Jacksonville.
“Chelsea’s knowledge, enthusiasm, and professionalism are inspiring to everyone she engages with, and she is a committed steward of the history and archaeology of our region,” according to Dr. Mark Tveskov, SOU professor of anthropology and SOULA director. “She is very deserving of the Jeffersonian Award.”
The award was presented by Dr. Tveskov and retired US Forest Service archaeologist Jeff LaLande.
Chelsea Rose
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