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About Dave: A Memorial to David Allen Fredrickson

  • Author(s): Hughes, Richard E.
  • et al.

David A. Fredrickson died in Walnut Creek on August 28, 2012, at the age of 85. on that day, California archaeology—and the larger anthropological community—lost a most respected, beloved, and in uential senior scholar. Dave was the last living member of the post-World War II crop of students trained in archaeology under Robert F. Heizer at U.C. Berkeley (a group that included Martin Baumhoff, James Bennyhoff, Clement Meighan, Francis Riddell, Clarence Smith, and William Wallace)1 who taught, in uenced students, and shaped the intellectual trajectory of California archaeology into the twenty-first century. Dave left a tremendously rich and varied legacy in archaeology that, combined with his personal characteristics of honesty, personal reserve, kindness, and integrity, made indelible marks on the memories of all who knew him.

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