An Interview with Garry Wheeler Stone
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Garry Wheeler Stone is a member of the first generation of archaeologists to receive formal training in historical archaeology. He studied under John Cotter at the University of Pennsylvania and apprenticed under Vincent Foley, Ivor Noël Hume, and Stanley South.
Stone was born in Xenia, Ohio, 15 mi. from Wright-Patterson Army Air Corps Base, where his father was an officer in the engineering department. His mother’s father and uncle were history teachers; his father’s family background was farming. Early in 1946, at the end of World War II, his family moved back to Orange County, New York, where they purchased a small farm. His father revived his grandfather’s business and then went to work for IBM. In 1956, IBM moved them to Fayette County, Kentucky, where they again purchased a small farm across from a large horse farm that provided summer employment for Garry and his four brothers. Undergraduate studies at Oberlin College (B.A., History, 1964) were followed by graduate work at the...
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