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Don D. Fowler

Don D. Fowler is the Mamie Kleberg Professor of Historic Preservation and Anthropology, Emeritus, at the University of Nevada, Reno. He took a B.A. from the University of Utah in 1959 and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965. From 1957 to 1962 he was a staff archaeologist on the Glen Canyon Project. Don has directed archaeological research projects in the Great Basin since 1966, including the $1,000,000 Sundance Archaeological Research Fund program from 1994 to 2001. He has been a Research Associate in Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution since 1970. Don served as President of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) from 1985 to 1987, and he received the SAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. He was awarded a Distinguished Graduate Medal from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986, held a University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Foundation Professorship from 1988 to 1991, and was named UNR Outstanding Researcher of the Year in 2003.