Chelsea Rose, Historical Archaeologist
Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist and member at Southern Oregon University. Born and raised in northern California, Chelsea has been consumed with a love of history and archaeology from an early age. She focuses her research on the early settlement and development of the American West, and often invites students and the local community to join her on archaeological digs across the Pacific Northwest. Chelsea frequently works with the media on public archaeology projects, and starred in two seasons of the PBS archaeology series, Time Team America.
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)”