Stone tools offer new insights into first Oregonians

«Previous
2 of 6 Photos
Next »
Read the story
Looking out from the Paisley Caves
«
  • Looking out from the Paisley Caves
  • Looking out from the Paisley Caves
  • Stone tools
  • Dennis Jenkins
  • Paisley Caves
  • Sample of human waste from one of the caves
»
Looking out from the Paisley Caves
The Paisley Caves are in the Summer Lake basin near Paisley, about 220 miles southeast of Eugene on the east side of the Cascade Range. The complex includes eight westward-facing caves, all wave-cut shelters, on the highest shoreline of pluvial Lake Chewaucan, which rose and fell in periods of greater precipitation during the Pleistocene, or last glacial period.