Dennis Stanford at SI: The Man, The Place, The Career

Author(s): Michael Collins

Year: 2018


Dennis Stanford heads up the Archaeology division at the Smithsonian Institution and its Paleo-Indian Program. From the time he completed his graduate studies (PhD 1974, University of New Mexico), Dennis has held positions in the Department of Anthropology at SI, repository of the major archaeological collection in the United States. In his more than four decades at SI, he has fostered acquisition of archaeological (especially PaleoIndian) additions to the Department's collections, conducted scores of field investigations here and abroad, and produced numerous archaeological exhibits, publications, and films. He is curator of North and South American Paleolithic, Asian Paleolithic, and Western United States archaeological collections. Even though his office is nearly always busy with staff, interns, students, visiting scholars, and kibitzers, it exudes a welcoming atmosphere. Although beset with administrative and public service responsibilities, Dennis has maintained a research program of the highest quality and built the finest PaleoIndian collection in the Americas. His aura reaches far and wide. Our discipline owes him a huge, "Thank You."

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Dennis Stanford at SI: The Man, The Place, The Career. Michael Collins. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443565)

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min long: -168.574; min lat: 7.014 ; max long: -54.844; max lat: 74.683 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 19893