Mark Tveskov is a Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Southern Oregon University. He has directed the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) since 1998 and he conducts archaeological and ethnohistorical research primarily in southern Oregon and on the Oregon coast. Tveskov's research interests include colonialism, cultural ecology, maritime societies, zooarchaeology, and the use of archaeology in contemporary culture and media.
Fort Lane was a United States military fort constructed following the signing of the Table Rock Treaty on September 10, 1853. The treaty established the short-lived Table Rock Reservation in the interior Rogue Valley. White settlement had accelerated in southern Oregon following the discovery of gold in the region in …