Dena Ferran Dincauze

March 26, 1934–August 14, 2016 Dena Ferran Dincauze died on August 14, 2016 following a long illness. She was 82. Dincauze was born March 26, 1934 in Boston and despite her extensive travels was a lifelong New Englander. She was the late 20th century’s preeminent scholar of Northeastern North American archaeology. Dincauze was editor of […]

Rada (Demerec) Dyson-Hudson

July 8, 1930–April 14, 2016 Rada Dyson-Hudson died on April 14, 2016 in Ithaca, New York after an extended illness. She was born on July 8, 1930 into a scientific family: her mother, Mary Ziegler, was an engineer and science teacher and her father, Milislav Demerec, was a distinguished geneticist who was a member of […]

Victoria S. Lockwood

Victoria S. Lockwood died on October 3, 2016. Born in 1953 in Panama City, Florida Lockwood was a gifted anthropologist and beloved teacher, mentor, and person. She joined the faculty of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1986 after completing her PhD in anthropology from UCLA, and remained a vital intellectual force throughout her career. In […]

William T. Vickers

 March 25, 1942–September 15, 2016 It is with great sadness that we report the death of William (Bill) T. Vickers on September 15, 2016. Vickers was a North American anthropologist whose five decades of scholarship and advocacy among the Ecuadorian Siona-Secoya people was recognized worldwide. At the time of his death he was professor emeritus of anthropology […]

Robert B. Edgerton

Robert B. Edgerton passed away following a stroke in July, 2016 at the age of 84. Professor Edgerton had a distinguished 47-year career at UCLA. He wrote or edited over 30 books, 45 peer-reviewed articles, and countless chapters, forewords, and reviews. He was renowned for his elegant and wry style of writing and lecturing, and […]

Ruben E. Reina

December 5, 1924–December 17, 2016 Ruben E. Reina passed away at his home in Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square, PA on December 17, 2016. Reina is most widely known for his contributions to the study of the culture and peoples of Guatemala. His research interests included the study of cultural change; ethnographic and ethnohistorical studies; contemporary […]

Roy D’Andrade

Roy D’Andrade, cultural anthropologist and a founder of cognitive anthropology, died on October 20, 2016. He was emeritus professor at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Connecticut. D’Andrade’s work is notable for disciplinary and sub-disciplinary boundary crossing. He was an omnivorous social scientist whose work combined scientific rigor with deep thinking […]

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones passed away on September 3, 2015. Jones was the second of four sons born to Marian Ginn Jones and William Powell Jones of Gates Mills, Ohio. He earned a BA in English literature at Harvard College, and an MA (1963) and PhD (1969) in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia Chris […]

Laura W. R. Appell

Laura W. R. Appell, cofounder of the Anthropologists Fund for Urgent Anthropology Research, cofounder of The Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research, and Fellow of the Borneo Research Council, died unexpectedly on October 2, 2015 at the age of 83. After graduating from McGill University Appell worked at Harvard’s Peabody Museum where her grandfather, Edward Reynolds, […]