Jim Skibo: Éditeur Extraordinaire

Author(s): Catherine Cameron

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Archaeological Method and Theory: Papers in Honor of James M. Skibo, Part II" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Jim Skibo is a prolific scholar, but this paper addresses not Jim’s research, but his multifaceted involvement with the publication of archaeological research. As a book series editor and a journal editor (as well as in a variety of other roles) Jim has encouraged the work of scholars young and old, but especially the young. He has put an enormous amount of his considerable intelligence and energy into helping scholars craft articles and books that would speak clearly to a wide audience and advance archaeological knowledge of myriad topics, especially method and theory. In this paper I will talk about Jim’s accomplishments as an editor, including my own experience of working with Jim as co-editor of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory for almost two decades (!). Jim’s work as Senior Editor of the University of Utah Press’s Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry series also transformed many careers, my own included.

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Jim Skibo: Éditeur Extraordinaire. Catherine Cameron. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450896)


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Abstract Id(s): 23125