Celebration of Life and Legacy of Jamie Chad Brandon, Jan. 26

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After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, archeologist and anthropology professor Jamie Chad Brandon passed away over the winter break.

A celebration of Brandon's life, achievements and legacy will take place on campus at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in Giffels Auditorium on the second floor of Old Main.

Access to Old Main will be through the main entrance on the west side of the building, across from the Fulbright Peace Fountain.

Brandon's legacy is represented by numerous publications on a variety of topics including late Pleistocene human adaptations in the Ozarks, the development of Caddoan cultures in southwest Arkansas, the archeology of Civil War sites across the state, ethnicity and historical memory in the pre-industrial South, and historic cemetery preservation.

With his spouse, Lydia Rees, he also reinvigorated the study of Ozark bluff shelter sites with a special emphasis on bringing new analytic perspectives to the study of collections acquired throughout the 20th century.

Brandon is also remembered for his extensive record of outreach activities, including innumerable public presentations on archeological discoveries and their relationship to understanding modern society.

He also brought this devotion to the classroom, where he was a popular teacher and mentor to a large number of undergraduate and graduate students. Read more about Brandon's life and legacy.


George Sabo, director, Arkansas Archeological Survey
University of Arkansas System
479-575-6375, gsabo@uark.edu


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