Legends of the Dinsmore Hilton

Author(s): Bruce Bradley

Year: 2018


Learning to be an archaeologist is a craft that comes in many forms from formal academic training, field and lab work, to informal unstructured experiences. These become known through academic degrees, peer reviewed publications, project reports, conference presentations and interactions with peers, colleagues, the public and even the media. Formal training is listed in detail in personal vitae and may be measured and judged by the outputs but how we do archaeology as individuals is also the result of our personal experiences, not least of which are the projects we work on and the people with whom we work and interact. Legends of the Dinsmore Hilton chronicle these experiences. To date, these are primarily in the form of oral tradition as many of the participants are still extant and written versions might be subject to civil suits. As time passes my memory becomes ever more selective and inventive. Never the less, working for and with Dennis on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado in the mid-1970s has had a fundamental influence on who I have become as an archaeologist and person.

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Legends of the Dinsmore Hilton. Bruce Bradley. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443562)

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Abstract Id(s): 20057