Dr. Linda Cordell, a senior scholar at the School for Advanced Research, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2013.
Dr. Cordell was an eminent
scholar who literally wrote the book on Southwestern archaeology, with
her Archaeology of the Southwest recently appearing in its
third edition. Her skills as a researcher and writer were recognized
over the years with many honors, from the Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Society for American Archaeology and the A.V. Kidder Medal from
the American Anthropological Association, to her election as a member
of the National Academy of Sciences. Perhaps even more importantly, Dr.
Cordell was a great mentor to many students and colleagues over the
years, all of whom mourn the loss of such a wonderful person and
generous scholar. More information on Dr. Cordell's impressive career
can be found on her SAR Senior Scholar page.
More from SAR including tributes to Linda here and about her scholarship here. Her most recent book, published in 2012, is described here.
Focusing on her role as long time Director of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, the Boulder Daily Camera also published an article about Linda here.