James D. Keyser

James D. Keyser is a Montana native who earned his Ph.D in anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1977. Keyser has conducted rock art research across western North America and in Europe. He has more than 100 rock art publications and is the author of seven books on the subject, including Indian Rock Art of the Columbia Plateau (1992). He was an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Tulsa before he retired from the U.S. Forest Service. He now conducts research for the Indigenous Cultures Preservation Society.

Author's Entries

  • Rock Art

    Rock art is one of the most common types of archaeological site in Oregon, occurring from the Portland Basin to Hell’s Canyon and the high desert canyons along the Owyhee River to far southwestern Oregon’s Rogue River drainage. Including both pictographs (paintings) and petroglyphs (carvings), the rock art at these …

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