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N. Oregon Coast Museum Looks at Humans Two Million Years Ago

Published 01/18/2016 at 5:53 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff


(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – One museum on the north Oregon coast will go back some two million years on February 18. That day, the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will host Dr. Cameron M. Smith, of Portland State University for a presentation on human migration. The program starts at 7 p.m. (Photo above: the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum).

Dr. Smith will be presenting human migrations and dispersals over the past two million years, which is the topic of Smith’s latest book Atlas of Human Prehistory. Over the years Dr. Smith has published several books on varying topics from evolution to space exploration. Dr. Smith has a PhD in Archaeology from Canada's Simon Fraser University and is a respected scholar, who has published scientific works in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology Magazine, South American Explorer, Spaceflight, Skeptical Inquirer, The Next Step, The Bulletin of Primitive Technology, and in Scientific American. He has also appeared on PBS, The History Channel, and on the National Geographic Channel.

The earliest stone tools of made by relatives of humans were found to be 2.5 million years old, so Smith's talk will take prehistory of Man to a whole new level.

Smith is an engaging and active presenter who has spoken on various topics around the world. The event will take place at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. The Museum is located at 1387 South Spruce Street in Cannon Beach, Oregon. This presentation is free and open to the public. Seating for this event will be limited. For more information about this event visit the Cannon Beach History Center’s website, or call 503-436-9301.

Other nature and entertainment events take place on this part of the north Oregon coast in the coming weeks. Here are a few highlights. Where to stay for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

February 19. Lunch in the Loft: Ellen Urbani, author of Landfall. The book is a story of two mothers and two daughters whose lives collide in a fatal car crash during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 12 p.m. Cost to attend: $25 (includes catered lunch and signed copy of Landfall). Beach Books. Broadway Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3500. www.beachbooks37.com

February 25 – 28. Seaside Jazz Festival. Celebrate 33 years of Jazz at the coast. Numerous performers at various venues. Ticket prices vary. Seaside, Oregon. (866) 345-6257. www.jazzseaside.com

February 13. Fort George Festival of Dark Arts. One-day carnival of stouts is the centerpiece to Fort George Stout Month, a month long celebration of the darker ales. $40 for stout drinkers - $10 for non-drinkers and minors. Also live music. Fort George Brewery. 1483 Duane Street, Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-PINT.

Febuary 10. Haystack Rock Series. Dr. Debbie Duffield, Oregon State University, Talk titled “Marine Mammals, the Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Marine Reserves." 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.

More on the area below and at the Cannon Beach Virtual Tour, Map.








 

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