Chelsea Rose, Historical Archaeologist

Chelsea Rose is a historical archaeologist and research faculty member at Southern Oregon University. Born and raised in northern California, she has hitchhiked across Australia, hopped freight trains across America, hiked the Camino de Santiago across Spain, the Kumano Kodo across Japan, and from coast to coast along Britain’s Hadrian’s Wall. Chelsea has worked in Scotland, Asia and across the US, and focuses her research on the early settlements and development of the American West. She often invites students and the local community to join her on archaeological digs across the Pacific Northwest.

Chelsea gives us her take on archaeology “Archaeology is more than action and adventure. It is the science of the human experience. Where people have lived, how people have lived, and what people have done in the face of social and environmental change. The treasure we seek is not gold, but insight into history and how it applies to the modern world. Now isn’t that a journey you want to follow? (no bullwhip necessary)”