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Born: 1946

Hometown: Evanston, IL

Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology 

Occupation: Archaeologist, human ecologist, and professor

Expeditions: Venezuela, Brazil, Central African Republic, Peru

Favorite Place to Be: Baja, California

Best Discovery: Early projectile points in the Cavern of the Painted Rock, Brazil

Favorite Items in the Field: My 1971 Pentax camera

Personal Hero: My great aunt, Ethel R. Derby

Hobbies: Running, swimming, weight-lifting, gardening, dancing, museums, old houses, cooking, decorative arts, singing

Advice: Be true to yourself, be persistent and flexible, laugh, learn from others, share information with others. Never give in to fear.