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Raymond H. Thompson – The Real Dirt of Southwestern Archaeology : Tall Tales from the Good Old Days

Note: This post refers to an event that took place on Sep 20, 2010.

The history of Southwestern archaeology is generally well known. Our understanding of the life of the prehistoric people of the Southwest is enriched daily. However, much less is known about the archaeologists themselves; their activities; their embarrassments and triumphs; their adventures and misadventures; their somber moments and their silly ones. This presentation of some anecdotes and tall tales will attempt to fill this unfortunate gap in our historical record.