Message #154:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Walter W. Taylor Passes
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:04:44 -0700 

Walt Taylor died April 14 at Rockaway Beach, Oregon. He was 83 years old.

George J Gumerman, Santa Fe Institute

[ SASIG Ed. Note -- The following quote and references are excerpted
from 60 Years of Southwestern Archaeology: A History of the Pecos
Conference (1993) by Richard B. Woodbury ] :

Page 148

".... Walter W. Taylor ... complete(d) his dissertation and defended it
in the winter of 1943, before entering military service.  Later, after
revision,  it was published by the AAA (Taylor 1948).  It immediately
aroused strong reactions to his criticisms of the research and
publication of some well-known archaeologists including, from the
Southwest, Kidder, Haury, and Frank H.H. Roberts.  Later, the
constructive side of his analysis began to be recognized as an important
part of a gradual but profound change in archaeological thinking,
culminating in the New Archaeology. "

Page 479

Taylor, Walter W.

1948	A Study of Archaeology.  American Anthropological Association
		Memoir 69. Menasha: American Anthropological Association.

1954	Southwestern Archaeology: Its history and theory.  American
		Anthropologist 56(4):561-570