It appears that Lewis Binford passed away yesterday. While I have never been very intrigued by archaeological theory, it is undeniable that Binford's early work on "new archaeology" was, as my professor once proclaimed, "the shot heard 'round the world" (or at least in the field of archaeology). And although I am a cultural anthropologist, I do have a great appreciation for the way in which he revolutionized the field of archaeology.


Here is his obituary:

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