MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES
of
ANTHROPOLOGISTS


BWIRE TIMOTHY MAARWE KAARE, 46, died of tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on May 1, 2000. Born January 10, 1954 in western Tanzania, Kaare received his BA (1985) and MA (1989) in Sociology from U of Dar es Salaam. Shortly thereafter he was appointed Lecturer in Sociology at the Institute of Finance Manage ment, Dar es Salaam. In 1990, Kaare came to the London School of Economics to study social anthropology, receiving his MSc the following year. In 1996 he became the first Tanzanian to receive his PhD in Anthropology from the LSE.
Kaare’s primary research was with Tanzanian hunter-gatherers: the Akie of Tanga region (with whom he spent nearly two years) and the Hadza, who live near Lake Eyasi. His groundbreaking work consistently sought to challenge received anthropological wisdom. Whereas much scholarship on hunter-gatherers has focused on material conditions of existence, Kaare insisted that there was much more to hunter-gatherers than mere survival. In his PhD (The Symbolic Construction of Community Identity of the Akie Hunter-Gatherers of Northern Tanzania), Kaare documented the highly elaborate Akie cosmological systems of thought, symbolism and rituals and linked them to Akie notions of ethnic identity. He published an essay dealing with these topics in a book that he co-edited (with H L Moore and T Sanders) entitled Those Who Play with Fire: Gender, Fertility and Transformation in East and Southern Africa (1999). Kaare continually maintained — despite what many scholars continue to imply — that hunter-gatherers cannot be understood without reference to the broader political and economic systems that today form such an integral part of their lives (see his chapter in Key Issues in Hunter-Gatherer Research [eds] E S Burch and L J Ellanna [1994] and his article in Nomadic Peoples, vol 36/37 [1995]). He also contributed to Anthropol ogy Today (vol 11, no. 5, 1995) and co-authored an article with J Woodburn in The Cambridge En cyclopedia of Hunter-Gatherers (eds) R B Lee & R Daly, (1999).
A promising academic and research career lay ahead of Kaare. Since completing his PhD he had done consultations for several international organizations and had contributed to debates about the land rights of marginalized peoples in Tanzania, a topic he felt passionately about. He had also recently been appointed to a Lectureship in the Department of Sociology, U of Dar es Salaam, a post he was most eager to take up this year. Kaare is survived by his wife, Suma, and their son Timothy. Bwire Kaare touched many peoples’ lives. He was known by his students, friends and colleagues for his warm sense of humor, modesty and ever-present enthusiasm for life. His death is not only a personal loss to those of us who had the privilege of knowing him. More than this, it is a loss to the anthropological community as a whole, where he always felt very much at home. Rest assured Bwire, tutakukumbuka sana, we will always remember you. (Todd Sanders)

SVEN LILJEBLAD, 100, distinguished anthropologist, folklorist and linguist, died in Stockholm, Sweden on March 15, 2000. Born May 1899 in southern Sweden, Liljeblad received a doctorate at Lund U (1927) under folklorist C W von Sydow. He became a docent at Lund, teaching and conducting research during the 1920s. He moved to Upsala U, where he held a variety of research and archival positions, especially in the Swedish Dialect Archive. During these years he conducted folklore and linguistic studies in Germany, Czechoslovakia, Ireland and Lapland, and published numerous papers. He was described by a contemporary as a “a person with a bright, candid look and a slender sporty figure; an Anglophile with strong American sympathies.” He was also involved in various political activities, including a small radical journal called Clarité.
Liljeblad’s opposition to the rise of Nazi Germany created problems among German sympathizers in Sweden and ultimately was a contributing factor in his coming to the US in 1939 under an Anders Zorn fellowship from the Swedish-American Foundation. He went to the U of California, Berkeley to study and consult with Robert Lowie and A L Kroeber. It was on Lowie’s suggestion that Liljeblad began in 1940 linguistic and folklore work with the Bannock, Shoshone and Northern Paiute peoples of the Northern Great Basin. During World War II he was drafted by the US military to teach area courses on Finland and Russia. In 1945 he received a two-year appointment through the Swedish government to teach Swedish, Norwegian and Danish language and culture in the Department of German at Harvard U. During that time he met his future wife, Astrid von Heijne-Liljeblad. In the early 1950s, Liljeblad was appointed to a professorship in social sciences at Idaho State U, Pocatello. He also helped organize the Natural History Museum on the campus. In 1965-66 he was Visiting Professor at the U of Nevada, Reno. In 1976 he moved to Reno to accept the Hilliard Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities, a position he held until 1983. In 1984 he received an honorary doctorate from UNR. Liljeblad was an indefatigable field worker, amassing a huge archive of linguistic and folklore materials relating to the Numic-speaking peoples of the Northern Great Basin which he deposited in the UNR Library. He was widely known and admired among Native Americans, affectionately called “fishbone” in Northern Paiute for his slender build. He and Astrid returned to Sweden in 1991. They established the Liljeblad Endowment at that time and later significantly augmented the endowment. The endowment supports research by both Native American and non-Native American scholars in the Liljeblad Archives, and on languages and cultures of the Great Basin. In May 1999 Liljeblad celebrated his 100th birthday, Astrid her 90th birthday and together their 50th wedding anniversary, receiving greetings and accolades from colleagues and friends throughout Europe and the US. A full bibliography of Liljeblad’s publications is available from the Liljeblad Archives, Special Collections Depart ment, U of Nevada Library, Reno, NV 89557. (Warren L d’Azevedo, Catherine S Fowler, Don D Fowler)

BARBARA E LUEDTKE, 52, died May 2, 2000 in Boston after a lengthy struggle with cancer. She was Professor of Anthro pology at U of Massachusetts, Boston, where she had taught since 1974. A widely respected expert in lithic analysis, Luedtke’s archaeological re search fo cused on the native communities of New Eng land and their adaptation to its coastal ecosystems. She passed on her enthusiasm for prehistory readily to students, both in the classroom and in the field, and brought student groups to assist with her pioneering survey and excavations of the Boston Harbor Islands. Besides supervising numerous theses over the years for the MA Program in Historical Archaeology at U Mass Boston, she taught lithic analysis to graduate students from other universities through the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology at MIT. She served as Associate Direc tor of this Boston-area consortium (1991-94).
Luedtke’s career in archaeology came as no surprise to her family and childhood friends. Born in Milwaukee, she developed an early passion for archaeology. By the time she was eight, when her family moved to the San Diego area, she was already fascinated by prehistory. While attending junior high school, she took the ferry from her home on Coronado Island each weekend to participate in local archaeological excavations. A semester abroad in Australia during her undergraduate years at Pomona C, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (1969), diverted her interests temporarily to that region’s aboriginal population. For her PhD (1976) at the U of Michigan she focused her at tention on the stone-working technology and lithic distribution patterns of late prehistoric com munities in the Eastern Woodlands. Luedtke’s subsequent research inspired over 30 publications, including, The Camp at the Bend in the River: Prehistory at the Shattuck Farm Site (1985) and An Archaeologist’s Guide to Chert and Flint (1992). In 1999 she was given the Society for American Archaeology’s Award for Excellence in Lithic Studies in recognition of her achievements. Her curiosity never satisfied, in recent years she began examining contact period Native and European interactions in Massachusetts and, much further afield in time and space, the evidence for early hunter-gatherer occupation in Ice Age Patagonia. Luedtke’s reflections on 25 years of Harbor Island research were published this spring in the Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archae ological Society, the statewide organization for avo cational and professional archaeologists to which she had devoted much of her time and support. The timely summary, like the nearly finished historical novel she had drafted recounting a Native girl’s life at European contact, is part of the professional legacy of a scholar committed to making archaeology accessible to the public. She concluded the Bulletin article by encouraging “the next generation of New England archaeologists to focus on the coastal zone in this new century. Come on in; the archaeology is just beginning to warm up!” Barbara, may your spirit guide many others to take the plunge. (Judith Francis Zeitlin)

WALLACE MCALLISTER (MACK) RUFF, 87, died on October 8, 1999 in Lae, Papua New Guinea. Born in Virginia, Mack was an unassuming, delightfully eccentric transnational—at home in Eugene, where he retired from the U of Oregon, and even more at home in Lae, Papua New Guinea, where he had a longstanding relationship with the Institute of Technology. Frail in appearance, Mack was astonishingly strong, in both body and spirit. While in his mid-seventies he would begin his workout with 100 sit-ups; he withstood the loss of his lifetime partner, Ruth, and the death of his son, Wallace Jr, several years later with a measure of equanimity. Mack quietly accomplished a great deal, in his teaching, his collection of Papuan art and his photographic documentation of New Guinea architecture.
In 1949 Ruff was hired by the U of Oregon. He continued to teach there until his retirement in 1976, but Papua New Guinea was Mack’s real love. His first contact with the South Pacific came in 1942, and he immediately began to sketch the objects that interested him. In the 1960s Ruff started collecting art on the Sepik River. During his sabbatical (1974-1975) he was a visiting lecturer at the U of Technology in Lae, and in 1976 Ruff and his wife, Ruth, moved to Papua New Guinea. They began documenting traditional architecture in earnest. Mack drew and photographed ritual houses and artifacts while Ruth provided the relevant ethnography. Thus began their “Village Studies Project for the Recording of Traditional Architecture.” The Ruffs’ collection efforts were substantial. The U of Oregon holds some 30 objects (bark paintings, masks, ceramics, a shield) in the Museum of Natural History, while some 2,000 of Mack’s photographs are housed in the Visual Resources Collection in a university library. The Ruff Collection at the Bernice P Bishop Museum in Honolulu contains approximately 1,400 items, primarily from the Sepik River area, and includes carvings, basketry, woven figures, dance costumes, house posts, bark paintings, fabrics, tapa cloth, and masks. It is the best assemblage of Papua New Guinea materials from the post-1950 period. The largest collection of Ruff’s photographs and drawings is at the Architectural Heritage Centre at the U of Technology, Lae, which Ruff founded in the 1980s. It includes about 15,000 black and white photographs and over 4,000 posters and drawings.
The tributes to Ruff have been many. At a memorial service in Lae, a friend eulogized him as “‘someone with a natural nobility who was classless and who proved throughout the years that he needed no royal title to  generate a particular brand of magic. . . .’ ” The obituary in the Papua New Guinea National praised Mack for being a “gifted teacher, humble and hardworking, tolerant and generous, . . . forever young in his heart” with a “great sense of humor.” In a memorial celebration at the U of Oregon, friends recalled Mack’s legendary frugality and dilapidated bike, his interest in people and plants, the distinctiveness of the table he prepared, and his goodness. Mack’s two surviving daughters, Jody Ruff-Harcourt and Daphne Ruff, described the funeral service for him in Lae: “The students [at the U of Technology] painted the pine coffin; Mack had always advised students to ‘go wild with designs.’” To honor Ruff further, the U of Technology is supporting publication of Mack’s work and cataloguing and archiving his many donations to the Architectural Heritage Centre. (Aletta Biersack) 

BERNARD W “BURT” AGINSKY died on January 16, 2000 at the age of 94. Born in New York City in 1905, Aginsky studied anthropology under Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict at Columbia (PhD 1934). Together with his wife, anthropologist Ethel G Aginsky, he conducted extensive field and library research on the Pomo Indians of California. Beginning in 1932 and continuing to 1950, this work was funded by the Social Science Research Council (1939) and by the Wenner-Gren Foundation (1946-50). In 1939, Burt and Ethel Aginsky directed an interdisciplinary study of the Pomo through the Social Science Field Laboratory under the auspices of New York University. Their research yielded, among other publications, Deep Valley, a book which they feared would be taken as fiction but which they intended as “an ethnography, minus abstractions but plus human relations” (Stein & Day 1967, 10). His other works included This Man Made World (Rinehart 1949) as well as works on kinship and social organization. Aginsky taught at City College of New York (1946-1965) after leaving the army as First Lieutenant. He was chair of the department of sociology and anthropology from 1947-52. Aginsky was fellow of the AAAS and the AAA and was president of the AES (1949). He was founding director of the Institute for World Understanding of Peoples, Cultures and Languages. Burt and Ethel Aginsky retired to San Diego in 1969. (Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt)

WILLIAM DAVID KINGERY, 73, Regents Professor of Anthropology and Materials Science at the U of Arizona, died of heart failure at his summer home in Wickford, RI on June 29, 2000, just a few days short of his 74th birthday. He was born in White Plains, NY on July 7, 1926, one of four sons of Lisle B Kingery, a physician, and Margaret Reynolds Kingery. He studied at MIT, where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1948 and a doctorate in 1950.
The key figure in the development of modern ceramics technology, Kingery was also deeply interested in archaeology and art history. He joined the MIT faculty in 1951, established the first program of graduate education and research in physical ceramics, carried out pioneering research on high performance ceramic materials, wrote the basic textbook in the field (1960) and changed the manufacture of ceramics from an industrial craft to an industry based on engineering science.
He left MIT and spent 1987-88 as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins U and Regents Fellow of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1988 he joined the faculty of the U of Arizona, where he established an innovative and popular interdisciplinary program in Culture, Science and Technology in the departments of Anthropology and Materials Science and Engineering.
A member of the National Academy of Engineering (1975) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1984), Kingery received many honors and awards, including honorary degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (1982) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lousanne (1988). In 1996 the Archaeological Institute of America awarded him its Pomerance Medal for his contributions to archaeological science. In 1998 the American Ceramic Society made him the first recipient of the W David Kingery Award in recognition of “distinguished lifelong achievements involving multi-disciplinary and cross cultural contributions to ceramic technology, science, education, and art.” He was the first recipient in 1999 of the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, the highest Japanese award for human achievement. Kingery greatly enjoyed ocean sailing and outdoor life in general, which he lived with zest and enthusiasm. He treated students with respect and generosity. He held them to high standards of performance and he inspired them to follow him in expanding the horizons of knowledge. (Raymond H Thompson)
It is with great sadness that we mark the untimely death of ALLAN MEYERS who died at the age of 53. He was a highly esteemed member of the Boston University School of Public Health’s faculty who broadened the intellectual horizons of students and colleagues alike.
Allan was on the faculty of three schools. He was a Professor of Health Services at Boston U’s School of Public Health, a Research Professor at Boston U School of Medicine and a Professor of Anthropology at Boston U College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School. Allan was a dynamic and highly regarded teacher. He received teaching awards from Boston U School of Public Health in 1987, 1994, 1996 and 1997.
As a teacher, his lectures were dynamic and engaging, interspersed with the finest thoughts of history, anthropology, literature and philosophy. He encouraged his students to think broadly and openly and to be sensitive to the needs of vulnerable and underserved.
As a scholar, Allan pursued broad interests. His publications over three decades ranged from African historical and anthropological studies to those of health care technology, alcohol use, spinal cord injury, and research methods into the health-related quality of life of people with disabling conditions. They appeared in such diverse journals and books as Medical Care, the International Journal of Technology and Aging, the American Journal of Public Health, Les Africains, Bee World (“Beeswax and Politics in Morocco: 1697-1701”) and the Anthropologists’ Cookbook (two recipes co-authored with his wife Anne Meyers). His early death has deprived us of his knowledge and insights into on-going projects pertaining to spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease and rehabilitation for patients with vision disabilities. To all his research pursuits, he brought a lively mind, a depth of understanding, respect for human dignity and good humor.
As a person, he showed whole-hearted kindness to students, colleagues, friends and strangers. He went out of his way to help people. Out of the countless stories of his kindness was the one in which he orchestrated care for a young woman who suffered a spinal cord injury. Even though he never met this person, he worked tirelessly to optimize her rehabilitation.
Allan Meyers’ brilliance was balanced by his compassion. He was the consummate teacher, researcher and humanitarian. He will be sorely missed. (Mark Prashker)

HARVEY C MOORE, 82, died in June, 2000. His death deprives the anthropological community of a colleague valued for his research, teaching and organizational energy. He played an active role in founding and developing American University’s anthropology department and, more generally, in Washington’s anthropological circles.
Moore was born in Port Penn, DE and did his undergraduate work at the U of Delaware, where he earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa for his academic record. He taught high school after graduating and then, with the onset of WWII, joined the army as a private. By the war’s end he had become a company commander and First Lieutenant, having served in the Philippines. When he returned to civilian life he entered the PhD program at the University of New Mexico, completing it in 1950.
Harvey Moore’s move to New Mexico gave him the opportunity to study the Indian communities of the Southwest and, in particular, the Navajo and Isleta Pueblo. He published on them extensively; among the roughly two dozen publications listed in his 1972 vita, twelve are based on research among the Navajo and two other Southwestern peoples.
Doctorate in hand, Moore joined the newly-established Anthropology Department at American University in 1951. As he remarked later, AU was racially integrated even before that date and so was ahead of its time. This reflected and reinforced the idealistic attitudes of its students, which Moore praised. Moore himself was active well beyond the confines of his still small department, giving generously of his time to serve on the university senate, on numerous academic committees and as long-term chair of Anthropology. He taught courses in the university’s School of International Service and later became Director of its Sub-Saharan Field Research Program.
Harvey Moore held every office possible in the Anthropological Society of Washington. He served as an Associate (and reviewer) for Current Anthropology and was a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the AAA, the American Ethnological Society, the Washington Academy of Sciences, the African Studies Association and the Royal Anthropological Institute (Great Britain).
Harvey Moore is survived by his widow, Sarah, who accompanied him to almost all of his field sites. When I asked her whether Harvey missed teaching after retiring (in the 1970s), she smiled and said that he had found a new and profoundly satisfying interest: architecture. In recent years he had focused on the design of a new building for St Patrick’s, the episcopal church where the Moores worshipped. Harvey made a number of design suggestions that were incorporated into the new building. This church now stands very near the house where the Moores settled many years ago and where Sarah continues to live.

ADRIAN ADAMS, 54, anthropologist and activist, died August 2, 2000, in a road accident in Senegal. Known principally through her three remarkable books on Senegal: Le Long Voyage Des Gens Du Fleuve (1977) sets the causes and consequences of labor migration in a historical context; La Terre Et Les Gens Du Fleuve (1985) centers on the life and labor of those whom the migrants temporarily left behind; and A Claim To Land By The River: A Household In Senegal, 1720-1994 (1996), was co-authored with her husband JaabÈ. Born November 30 1945, in New York, Adams pursued university studies in Dakar, Aix-en-Provence and the London School of Economics. Her doctoral thesis was on the thought of Claude Lévi-Strauss but her research increasingly centered on the human problems of Senegalese workers in France. She lectured in social anthropology at Aberdeen U.
Adams had come to rely on the wisdom and experience of Jaab', who came from Kounghani and, since 1939, had traveled the world as a seaman. He had always been alert for practical or technical advice relevant to the needs of peasant farmers in his Sahelian homeland. In 1978, he and Adams married and made their home in the Kounghani family compound. It was 21 years ago that she abandoned academic life to undertake that deeper commitment to the African community which she had recently begun to study.
Since 1978, Adams unreservedly engaged herself in the life and struggles of Kounghani. Her parting challenge to international Africanists, in 1979, was her “Open Letter in African Affairs,” which became a key text for those skeptical about the prevailing wisdom of technological development. In Kounghani, she gave unstinting support to her husband’s efforts to organize co-operatives to represent the interests of peasant farmers. This involved resisting attempts by the Senegalese state, encouraged by the International Monetary Fund and other international agencies, to oblige rural communities to abandon strategies of subsistence in favor of commercial agriculture, carrying high burdens of debt and a perilous dependence for water on the management of high dams.
Slowly, Jaab's experience, refined and expressed by Adams’ intellect, began to penetrate official thinking in Senegal and abroad. When, last January, she promoted their case to the World Commission on Dams, in Cairo, she could, at last, feel encouraged by its reception. Research and advocacy were only part of Adams’ active life within the family compound, where she was increasingly able to make use of modern information technology. Convinced of the importance of language, Adams devoted much creative energy to producing basic literacy programs in the Soninke language. She helped to improve basic health services in the village and cultivated her vegetable garden. Latterly, she assumed parental responsibility for JaabÈ’s young grandson, Ibu. (Excerpted from the UK Guardian obituary by John Hargreaves, August 11, 2000)

ELLEN ANDORS died on August 2, 2000 at the age of 54 of endometrial cancer. She received her PhD in anthropology from Columbia U in 1976. Her dissertation, “The Rodi: Female associations among the Gurung of Nepal,” was one of the earliest studies of women’s traditional social groups. A dedicated teacher, Andors taught at Rutgers U and Borough of Manhattan Community C. She was a political activist, utilizing her anthropological background to make documentary films for People’s Video Network. Among the films she produced and edited are “Metal of Dishonor” (about the use of depleted uranium) and “The Prison-Industrial Complex: An interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal,” both of which have been televised throughout the world. She leaves behind her daughter Nora Maya Andors, her father, two brothers and a network of co-workers and close friends. (Janet Siskind)

DAVID C HALPERIN, 63, was born in 1937 in Oklahoma City and died quietly at his home in Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico on June 9, 2000, surrounded by many friends and colleagues, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was the director of the Centro de Investigaciones de Salud de Comitan (CISC) and coordinator of the Division of Population and Health of the Colegio de la Frontera Sur, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas (ECOSUR). Halperin received his MD from the U of Chicago in 1961 and worked as a surgeon in the US for over 20 years. He was fluent in Spanish, having lived and attended high school and the UNAM in Mexico City as the son of a McCarthy era exile during the 1950s. In the late 1970s he worked as a volunteer with various health and human rights groups in Latin America. Increasingly concerned with the poor health conditions he witnessed on these trips, in 1984 he began working as a volunteer surgeon in the Hospital General de Comitan. He returned to the US to earn a MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1989 and then took up full time residence in Chiapas, devoting himself to the pressing health problems of the area. There he established a small research group of local clinicians and health workers which, in collaboration with several university-based research teams from the US, began carrying out studies of endemic health problems, most notably, gastric cancer.
Over time, Halperin secured funding from a variety of international foundations and established CISC, which has grown into a team of more than twenty full-time researchers and staff, investigating a wide assortment of topics ranging from pesticide exposure to reproductive health. Halperin was highly committed to developing the skills and talents of the local men and women with whom he worked. At times a hard task-master, he doggedly encouraged numerous individuals to complete their education and achieve graduate-level degrees, often generously providing monetary assistance from his own resources to ensure that they were able to attain their educational goals.
Always a gracious host, Halperin provided a supportive research environment at both CISC and ECOSUR to many anthropologists who came to Chiapas to conduct health research and established fruitful collaborations with a number of them. While his formal training was in epidemiology, he found that carefully applied ethnographic methods could be extremely enlightening and included ethnographic components in many of his research projects. He regularly held training workshops at CISC for his research staff on topics as varied as gender theory, qualitative methods and indigenous languages, bringing in local, national and international specialists to conduct them, including several anthropologists. He leaves a legacy of a highly productive, internationally recognized research group, who dearly loved him and miss him like a father.
David Halperin is survived by his sister, Judith Gamoran, four children and numerous nieces, nephews and god-children. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Dr. David Halperin Memorial Fund for Education of the Indigenous Communities, care of Judith Gamoran, 2023 43rd Ave, East, Seattle, WA. 98112. (Linda M Hunt).

NOEL KORN, 76, a life-long educator who helped bring college-credit courses to the viewers of the PBS television network in Los Angeles, died in that city on May 8, 2000. Korn studied anthropology at New York U and UCLA and taught it at Valley Junior C (in Northridge, CA) and at UCLA. He established learning centers for minority and nontraditional college students at Cal State Northridge and Los Angeles City C. Moving into administration, he served as vice president of academic affairs at East Los Angeles C and, after retiring from that position, as interim vice president of instructional services at Cerritos C. Always interested in making education available to under-served segments of the population, Korn worked extensively with public libraries and PBS. (Excerpted from the Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2000)

HARRY M RAULET, 74, well-known expert on family planning and economic development, died in New York City on July 29, 2000. Raulet was a veteran of the US Army Airforce and served during WWII in the Chinese offensive in Burma and India. His experiences abroad contributed to his decision to become an anthropologist. He studied anthropology as an undergraduate at Columbia C in New York, earned a Masters in Public Health from Harvard U and received his PhD from Columbia U (1960). He returned to South Asia to do research (for three years) on family planning and economic development in Pakistan. In the US he taught at the U of Buffalo, Bard C and the Dept of Social Science and School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins U (1961-1965). In 1965 he joined the faculty of Michigan State U, where he taught until 1994. He served as acting chair of his department in 1978 and for some years had a joint appointment with MSU’s College of Human Medicine. Raulet was widely recognized for his outstanding grasp of anthropological theory as well as for his applied work. He was active in the AAA and served as chair of the Committee on Anthropology and Population Planning. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan Coretti Raulet, his son H David, daughters Nais and Reesa, sister Jacqueline Paidas and four grandchildren.

JEANETTE ELIZABETH STEPHENS, the founding editor of Illinois Archaeology, died at home in Carbondale, IL of ovarian cancer on Aug 10, 2000. Jean earned her degrees in anthropology from the U of Illinois and Southern Illinois U (1981) and was an archaeological research associate with the Center for Archaeological Investigations at Southern Illinois U, Carbondale. She was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Sigma Xi and published numerous professional papers, book chapters and technical reports in archaeology. She taught courses at SIU and at Southeast Missouri State. Her strong interest in public education in archaeology led her to organize and present many workshops and other educational programs for youth and for senior citizens. Jean was very active in Illinois archaeology and served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Archaeological Survey. Her most recent research was on the archaeology of prehistoric cultures of the Dogtooth Bend bottomlands of southern Illinois. Survivors include her husband on Muller, her daughter Karen Stephens Muller, and two brothers, Frank Stephens of New York City and Christopher Stephens of LaGrange Park, Illinois.


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