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anthropologist , educator , Museum director

Linda S. Cordell, anthropologist, educator, museum director. Recipient Bryon S. Cummings award, Arizona Archeological and History Society, 2004.


Bachelor with distinction, George Washington University, 1965. Master of Arts, University Oregon, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Santa Barbara, 1972.


Professor anthropology Smithsonian Institute, 1963—1965. Teaching assistant University of New Mexico, 1965. Graduate teaching assistant University California, Santa Barbara, 1969—1970.

Assistant professor anthropology University of New Mexico, 1971—1976, associate professor anthropology, 1976—1982, professor anthropology, 1982—1987, professor and chair anthropology, 1983—1987, acting vice president research, 1986. Visiting professor Stanford University, 1990. Irvine curator anthropology, chair anthropology California Academy Sciences, 1987—1993.

Director University Colorado Museum National History, Boulder, 1994—2006. Professor anthropology University Colorado, 1994—2006, professor emeritus anthropology, since 2006. Advisory board University Press of Colorado, since 2003, Chaco Digitization Project, since 2002.

Visiting scholar Santa Fe Institute, 2002. Research associate Maxwell Museum Anthropology, since 1994, American Museum National History, since 2001. Senior scholar School Advanced Research, Santa Fe, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Editorial board Smithsonian Institute Press, 1986-1994, Pacific Discovery Magazine, 1988-1989, associate editor Journal Anthropological Research, 1987-1989.


Fellow: American Academy Arts & Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: National Academy of Sciences, Southwestern Anthropological Association, Society of America Archeological (secretary electrical 2003-2004, secretary 2005), New Mexico Archeological Council, Arizona Archeological Society, American Anthropological Association (Alfred Vincent Kidder award 2001), Albuquerque Archeological Society.