Joanne M. Mack

University of Notre Dame | Emerita Professor of AnthropologyMember since 1970

My Biography

Dr. Mack’s areas of expertise are ceramics of the southern Cascades of Oregon and California, including vessels and figurines, known as Siskiyou Utility Ware. Having received a PhD from the University of Oregon, her researched focused on the use of various obsidian sources in these same areas and the frequency of use of particular sources during various time periods over the last 10,000 years, particularly within the drainage of the Upper Klamath River of Oregon and California. Research projects have included the archaeology resources and rock art of National Center West (Ten Sleep, Wyoming), archaeology of the Upper Klamath River Drainage, and obsidian frequency and ceramics in various monographs and edited volumes.