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By Julian D. Hayden,Bill Broyles,Diane E. Boyer

ISBN-10: 0816515719

ISBN-13: 9780816515714

ISBN-10: 0816529051

ISBN-13: 9780816529056

Field Man is the beautiful memoir of popular southwestern archaeologist Julian stay clear of Hayden, a guy who held no expert measure or college place yet who camped and argued with a who is who of the self-discipline, together with Emil Haury, Malcolm Rogers, Paul Ezell, and Norman Tindale. this can be the non-public tale of a blue-collar student who bucked the traditional pondering at the antiquity of guy within the New global, who introduced a powerful pragmatism and "hand feel" to the identity of stone instruments, and who's remembered because the best authority at the prehistory of the Sierra Pinacate in northwestern Mexico.


But Field Man can be an evocative recollection of a bygone time and position, a time whilst archaeological journeys to the Southwest have been "expeditions," while a guy may perhaps run a Civilian Conservation Corps team by way of day and learn the artifacts of historic peoples by means of evening, whilst you'll honeymoon by way of a still-full Gila River, and while a version T pickup wanted additional transmissions to take on the again roads of Arizona.


To say that Julian Hayden led an eventful existence will be a sarcasm. He observed his father, a Harvard-trained archaeologist, on influential excavations, turned a workforce leader in his personal correct, taught himself silversmithing, married a "city girl," helped construct the Yuma Air box, labored as a civilian security officer, and was once a pal and mentor to numerous scholars. He additionally crossed paths with prime figures in different fields. Barry Goldwater or even Frank Lloyd Wright ensue during this wide-ranging narrative of a "desert rat" who was once right away a throwback and--as he purely half-jokingly suggests--ahead of his time.


Field Man is the fabricated from years of interviews with Hayden carried out by means of his colleagues and buddies invoice Broyles and Diane Boyer. it's brought by way of famous southwestern anthropologist J. Jefferson Reid, and comprises an epilogue by means of Steve Hayden, certainly one of Julian's sons.

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