Message #370: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: T. Dale Stewart Passes Date: Wed Oct 29 20:43:53 1997 [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: Environmental News Network Environmental Newswire
Anthropologist dies -- Dr. T. Dale Stewart, a leading anthropologist and expert on human bones has died. Stewart, who served his entire career at the Smithsonian Institution, died from a heart ailment Monday in Bethesda, Md. He was 96. Stewart was a former director of the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. He continued his research there for more than 20 years after retiring from the institution. While his expertise was in the skeletal remains of earlier-known humans, Stewart also did contemporary bone work for the FBI and the Army. He was an FBI consultant for more than 20 years, helping the agency identify human skeletons in criminal cases. For the Army, he helped the Graves Registration Service identify the remains of soldiers killed in combat.