Do your Christmas shopping early! Make your reservation for a very special 2018 archaeology weekend for four to six with renowned archaeologist, Dennis Jenkins. From Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 you and your group can enjoy a guided tour of Paisley Caves, Fort Rock, Conley Caves and more sites in the Summer Lake area. The weekend includes two nights’ lodging on PLAYA’s beautiful campus, catered meals (two evening receptions and dinners, two breakfasts and one lunch), a special PLAYA goodie bag, and evening entertainment both nights including a special presentation and orientation by Dr. Jenkins on Friday evening. The cost for PLAYA’s exclusive weekend with Dennis Jenkins is $4,500 for four and $5,500 for six.

Dennis Jenkins is a Senior Research Archaeologist for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon where he received his PhD in 1991. He earned his BA (1977) and MA (1981) in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has taught and directed the University of Oregon’s Northern Great Basin archaeological field school in the Fort Rock and Summer Lake basins since 1989 in the Northern Great Basin. His research focuses on the first colonization of the Americas, obsidian sourcing and hydration, prehistoric shell bead trade and settlement-subsistence patterns of the Northern Great Basin. He has conducted more than 100 site investigations throughout his career, publishing seven books, 33 chapters, articles and reviews, 30 + professional reports and contributions to reports and given more than 50 papers at professional meetings.