Along the Upper Klamath River Canyon, within Shasta aboriginal territory, there are found those ubiquitous lithic scatters thathave been variously interpreted. Occasionally a few tools are found within the debitage to give clues as to the site's function. Usually based on these few tools, the site is identified as a hunting camp without much thought of other possibilities. However, the location of these scatters, and a consideration of the culture which was using the area, may present a wider range of interpretations. One alternative is that the site was a plant gathering camp, such as a "root camp". This paper examines both what "signatures" a root camp may leave and the potential of identifying the lithic scatters found along the Upper Klamath River as being such camps.