Joe Ball, Friend and Mentor

Author(s): Stanley Berryman

Year: 2018


As one of the fortunate students who was at San Diego State University in 1975, I was present for the announcement that Dr. Joe Ball had been hired as a professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology. As a contemporary of Joe, I had the opportunity to see his early contributions to the growth of the Department in the 1970's and his willingness to give his time and energy to help his students be successful regardless of their focus in archaeology. It did not matter if the student's interest was in Mayan archaeology or in San Diego County archaeology - academic or CRM they received the same time, effort and concern. Joe sponsored a field school at the La Fleur site in eastern San Diego County to help train students, most of whom would remain in the region. I had the good fortune to be involved in those early years of his tenure at San Diego State University and can directly place much my success in archaeology with having been a student and friend of Joe.

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Joe Ball, Friend and Mentor. Stanley Berryman. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444547)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -124.189; min lat: 31.803 ; max long: -105.469; max lat: 43.58 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 20408