Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sad News - Lewis Binford

I was very sad to read on Tony Cagle's Archaeoblog that Lewis Binford has passed away. Not familiar name in Egyptology he was, however, a landmark in his own right in Anglo-American archaeology. His influence on how modern archaeology evolved was remarkable, partly due to the discussion and controversy he inspired. See Tony's blog for links to obituaries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the true greats and one of the founding processualists. Although he may not have been know widely in Egyptology his influence was felt, and indeed in the Nubian rescue project many of his peers used his methodology and theoretical perspective. I have used some of his work in my latest book on Prehistoric Egypt, so his work is still relevant today.