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    From the AP (April 29th) Gordon Randolph Willey CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Gordon Randolph Willey, an archaeologist who pioneered the field of settlement pattern
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      From the AP (April 29th)

      Gordon Randolph Willey

      CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Gordon Randolph Willey, an archaeologist
      who pioneered the field of "settlement pattern studies" in Peru in the
      1940s, died Sunday of heart failure. He was 90.

      Willey was a professor in Harvard University's anthropology department
      for 36 years. He was known for his research at sites in Guatemala, Honduras
      and British Honduras, now Belize, and for developing a method of research
      that examined ancient people's use of the landscape and their relations
      >with
      neighbors to provide insight into their economic, political and social
      organization.

      Born in Chariton, Iowa, in 1913, he attended the University of Arizona
      and Columbia University. His books included Archaeology of the Florida
      >Gulf
      Coast and two volumes of An Introduction to American Archaeology, as well
      >as
      the archaeological mystery novel, Selena. He was president of the American
      Anthropological Association and the Society for American Archaeology.

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