Derek Roberts

1925–2016 Derek Frank Bruce Roberts was born in London, UK in July 1925 and after army service during World War II received a degree in geography from the University of Cambridge. While at Cambridge he developed an interest in the biology of human variation. From 1949 to 1963 he worked in the Department of Anatomy, […]

Waud Hocking Kracke

1939–2013 Waud Hocking Kracke, 74 (born in Beijing China, 1939) passed away of pancreatic cancer on December 31, 2013, at home in Hyde Park in Chicago. Kracke lived in Chicago from childhood and attended the University of Chicago Lab School before graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1958 and Harvard College in 1962. Kracke combined […]

Stanislaus Sandarupa

October 9, 1956–January 18, 2016 Stanislaus Sandarupa, Indonesian linguistic anthropologist and Hasanuddin University professor, passed away in Makassar, Indonesia on January 18, 2016. He was a widely recognized advocate for Toraja cultural preservation, an engaged mentor to scores of Indonesian students, and a friend to many foreign anthropologists doing research in Sulawesi. Born in the […]

Edith Turner

June 17, 1921–June 18, 2016 Edith Lucy Brocklesby Turner, “Edie,” passed away peacefully on June 18, 2016, the day after her 95th birthday. Turner was a singular and beloved figure in anthropology, both through her remarkable intellectual partnership with her husband Victor Turner, and through her own writing, teaching, editing, and fierce advocacy for story and […]

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 […]