By Jesse David Jennings

Few archaeologists have had as nice an impression on American archaeology as Jesse Jennings. A founding father of nice Basin archaeology, professor of anthropology for greater than 40 years, founder and director of the Utah Museum of traditional historical past, director of the Glen Canyon salvage
team and such recognized excavations as probability, Hogup, and Cowboy caves, Jesse Jennings is a legend within the archaeological occupation. Opinionated, rough-edged, direct, and insightful, Jennings takes readers from his formative years in New Mexico, Baptist university, via graduate tuition on the collage of Chicago within the '30s, early specialist postings within the Southeast, the battle years, paintings at the plains, Kaminaljuyu in Guatemala, and directly to his long tenure and influential paintings on the collage of Utah as archaeologist and mentor. Jennings concludes his memoirs with a glance on the present perform of archaeology.

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East of the north-south line running through the town there was less rain, poorer soil, and very few farms. Cattle still ranged there, but few sheep. It may be worthwhile to pause here and sketch the local physical and social environments, because they had both direct and oblique effects on my life. The Estancia Valley south from Santa Fe is an ancient Pleistocene lake with no outlet, one of the hundreds in the West. Like the bigger ones west of the RockiesBonneville, Lahonton, and Pyramid lakesit had three terrace systems and a shallow salt lake in its southeast quadrant.

Sometime later, another woman, also greatly upset, came over. She had a houseful of children, one of whom was so sick she couldn't leave home, and somehow she had failed to realize she was out of kerosene for her cookstove. It was late in the day, and what could she do? My mother volunteered me to go about four blocks to the neighborhood store and get her some oil. With a five-gallon can and twenty-five cents, I strolled to the store, gave the can and the money to the storekeeper who promptly filled itkerosene, it seems, then being five cents a gallon.

The town of Estancia was typically western: one long street of four or five blocks running north and south and lined with false-fronted buildings. Shorter streets ran west, slightly uphill toward the mountains, which were about twelve or fifteen miles away. Most houses lay to the north and northwest of town. The railroad tracks were the east edge of town, about two blocks from and paralleling the main street. There were two general stores, one much larger with more goods and higher prices; both extended credit, hoping to collect after harvest or after the cattle were sold.

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