Lewis Roberts Binford

Lewis Robert Binford, UNM's Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor Emeritus died last week in Kirksville, Mo.  He was 79.  Binford was internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in changing the focus of archeology from objects to people, and the way humans used the objects.

Binford's former colleague at UNM, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Lawrence Straus wrote this remembrance.

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