ALL: Gordon Willey
- 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
>withneighbors to provide insight into their economic, political and social
Born in Chariton, Iowa, in 1913, he attended the University of Arizona
and Columbia University. His books included Archaeology of the Florida
>GulfCoast and two volumes of An Introduction to American Archaeology, as well
>asthe archaeological mystery novel, Selena. He was president of the American
Anthropological Association and the Society for American Archaeology.
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