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Location: Washington         Length: 21 min


Often called the "Pompeii of the Northwest," the Ozette Site on the Washington coast yielded the perfectly preserved remains of a pre-contact Makah village beneath a series of mudslides. This made-for-TV program depicts the wet-site excavation at Ozette in 1970, the first of 12 seasons of work that recovered 55,000 artifacts now displayed at the Makah Cultural and Research Center in Neah Bay, Washington. The footage in this film is destined to be a key resource for those studying and teaching the history of North American archaeology.


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Web links:


Chapter 4: Preserving the Past for the Future (Society of American Archaeology)

Makah Longhouse (Olympic Peninsula Community Museum)

Makah Museum

The Makah Tribe: People of the Sea and the Forest (University of Washington)

An Introduction to North America's Native Peoples (Cabrillo College)

Visiting Ozette (NPS)