Medford, Oregon (April 21, 2022)—Archaeologist Katie Johnson presents the Windows in Time lecture “Connections Across Landscapes: Building Stories out of Bones” on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 12 Noon–1:00 p.m. in the Adams Room at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and online via the Zoom video conferencing app. This program will also be screened live at some library locations; search “Watch With Us” at to find a screening near you. All are welcome to attend this free lecture; registration is required.  

Excavations at the Jacksonville Chinese Quarter Site resulted in the recovery of over 50 pounds of animal bones. These bones represent mealtimes, home cooking, adaptation, and innovation. By connecting the artifact assemblage to markets, community networks, and the movement of these materials across the landscape, we are able to enter into broader discussions of what it was to be a Chinese American in late nineteenth century Oregon.  

Katie Johnson is a staff archaeologist at the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology, where she has been working in the Rogue Valley for more than a decade. Katie is currently pursuing her Masters in anthropology with a focus in zooarchaeology. She specializes in GIS (Geographic Information Systems), cartography, and cultural resource management. 

Program registration can be found at A recording of the program will later be made available on the Jackson County Library Services YouTube channel; subscribe at

The monthly Windows in Time lunchtime lectures feature well-known writers and historians and bring alive the people, values, and events that shaped our Southern Oregon heritage. The lectures are jointly sponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at (541) 773-6536 or or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679 or