Linda Cordell, an SFI External Professor and a senior scholar at the School for Advanced Research, passed away in her Santa Fe home on Friday, March 29. She was 69.

She was an eminent scholar whose seminal book Archaeology of the Southwest recently appeared in its third edition. 

She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for American Archaeology and the A.V. Kidder Medal from the American Anthropological Association. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences

"Linda was a great contributor to SFI activities, provided intellectual stimulation at of number of events here, was a significant mentor to many of SFI's postdoctoral fellows, and will be deeply missed by everyone at the Institute," says SFI President Jerry Sabloff, a longtime personal friend and colleague of Cordell's.

A memorial gathering will be announced at a later date.

Read the article in the School for Advanced Research newsletter (April 2, 2013)

Read the article in the Santa Fe New Mexican (April 1, 2013)

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