Cressman, Luther S., 1897-1994

American anthropologist Luther Sheeleigh Cressman (1897-1994) was an authority on prehistoric man in the Pacific Northwest and founded the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, which he chaired from 1935 to his retirement in 1963. Cressman discovered sagebrush bark sandals determined to be 10,000 years old at Fort Rock in Lake County, Or. He was deeply involved in regional anthropology organizations, including the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural History, the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, and the Oregon Coast Prehistory Program. Cressman's major publications include his memoirs, A golden journey; Klamath prehistory; and Prehistory of the far West.

From the description of Luther Cressman papers, 1930-1990. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 123233490


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