Fred Wendorf

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Denver Fred Wendorf (July 31, 1924 – July 15, 2015) was Henderson-Morrison Professor emeritus of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. in 1953 from Harvard University, and founded the anthropology department at SMU along with founding the Fort Burgwin Research Center in Taos, New Mexico.[1][2]

Wendorf was a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.[1]


  • Prehistory of the Eastern Sahara. Studies in Archaeology. Academic Press. 1980. ISBN 978-0-12-743960-0. 
  • Egypt During the Last Interglacial. Springer. 1993. ISBN 978-0-306-44409-8.  (with Romuald Schild, Angela E. Close)
  • Holocene Settlement of the Egyptian Sahara: Volume 1: The Archaeology of Nabta Playa. Springer. 2001. ISBN 978-0-306-46612-0.  (with Romuald Schild)
  • Fort Burgwin Research Center. Southern Methodist University Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-9795372-0-2.  (with James E. Brooks)
  • Desert Days: My Life As a Field Archaeologist. Southern Methodist University Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-87074-524-9. 

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Press Release" (PDF). Peabody Museum of Archeology & Ethnology. 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  2. "Excavator of “Midland Man” site dies at age 90". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Midland Reporter-Telegram. 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 


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