By Jesse David Jennings
Few archaeologists have had as nice an impression on American archaeology as Jesse Jennings. A founding father of nice Basin archaeology, professor of anthropology for greater than 40 years, founder and director of the Utah Museum of normal historical past, director of the Glen Canyon salvage
team and such well-known excavations as hazard, Hogup, and Cowboy caves, Jesse Jennings is a legend within the archaeological occupation. Opinionated, rough-edged, direct, and insightful, Jennings takes readers from his adolescence in New Mexico, Baptist collage, via graduate tuition on the collage of Chicago within the '30s, early expert postings within the Southeast, the battle years, paintings at the plains, Kaminaljuyu in Guatemala, and directly to his long tenure and influential paintings on the college of Utah as archaeologist and mentor. Jennings concludes his memoirs with a glance on the present perform of archaeology.
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Happily, such monographs are quite commonplace today, and there is no doubt that the example of Jennings's Danger Cave work was enormously influential in stimulating this development. Finally, it seems proper to note in closing, from the perspective of one who has known Jennings for some thirty-five years, that in this book the autobiographer presents himself in the same unembellished, matterof-fact way that he might talk about colleagues in a graduate seminar or around a campfire (expletives and ribald humor deleted all around, of course).
Page i Accidental Archaeologist Page ii Page iii Accidental Archaeologist Memoirs of Jesse D. Jennings FOREWORD BY C. Melvin Aikens UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS Salt Lake City Page iv © 1994 by Jesse D. Jennings All rights reserved Printed on acid-free paper Frontispiece: Portrait by Alvin Gittins, 1975. Jesse D. Jennings in front of a cut through the Sudden Shelter site. Melvin Aikens. p. cm. Jennings, Jesse David, 1909- 2 Anthropologists United StatesBiography. ArchaeologistsUnited States Biography.
The University of Utah and University Life 157 10. On Being a Professor 187 11. Polynesia 199 12. The Glen Canyon 205 13. Personalities 233 14. Outside the Ordinary 245 15. Retirement 253 16. Retrospect 257 17. Archaeology without Theory: An Innocent at Work 263 Appendix I. The Learning Process 287 Appendix II. Résumé 297 Index 303 Page ix Foreword JESSE D. JENNINGS is one of the most distinguished and influential founders of North American archaeology as it is known and practiced today, and this memoir offers a glimpse of the field's crucial growth period as reflected in the real-life experience of a leading protagonist.
Accidental archaeologist: memoirs of Jesse D. Jennings by Jesse David Jennings