Portland State University. Department of Anthropology
Thomas M. Newman
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
1 online resource (69 p.)
Indians of North America -- Oregon -- Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County) -- Antiquities, Figurines -- Oregon -- Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County), Oregon -- Antiquitie, s Rogue River Valley (Klamath County-Curry County) -- Antiquities
A study of 80 clay figurines from aboriginal sites in the upper Rogue River Valley in southwestern Oregon fails to reveal any connection with other figurines found in the Pacific Northwest and northern California. A preference for animal rather than human representations is demonstrated. The temporal distribution of the figurines is not known, but spatial distribution appears roughly coextensive with territories occupied by the upland Takelma at the time of Euro-American contact during the second quarter of the nineteenth century.
Deich, Lyman Patrick, "Aboriginal clay figurines from the upper Rogue Valley in southwestern Oregon" (1980). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3263.