Herb Wright's contributions to archaeology

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Despite the fact that Herb Wright was a geologist, it can be argued that few individuals have made greater contributions to Plains and Midwestern archaeology. The necessity of Wright’s work for midcontinental archaeology is well demonstrated and is a testament to the enduring value of his interdisciplinary approach. Wright’s three main areas of contributions to archaeology were: (1) assisting in answering archaeological research questions, (2) providing the environmental context for past cultures, and (3) assisting students of archaeology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-237
Number of pages15
JournalPlains Anthropologist
Issue number247
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018


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  • Herbert Wright
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