"The (Pacific North)West Is The Best:" Marley Brown's Influence Comes Full Circle

Author(s): Kevin M. Bartoy

Year: 2015


In the past twenty years, historical archaeology in the American West has developed into a mature field of study. Prior to this time, with a few notable exceptions, historical archaeology in the United States was firmly rooted to the east of the Mississippi. Many budding historical archaeologists in the west went east to become initiated to the discipline. For many of these undergraduate and graduate students, Marley Brown was an embedded westerner, who opened the door of the eastern establishment. With Marley as mentor, these young archaeologists were not only introduced to bow ties and loafers, but also to a critical perspective on theory and methods that connected them with innovative ideas and individuals throughout the world. This contribution examines how Marley's mentoring of one formerly-young westerner has influenced archaeological practice in the Pacific Northwest, Marley's native home.

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"The (Pacific North)West Is The Best:" Marley Brown's Influence Comes Full Circle. Kevin M. Bartoy. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433883)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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