IAN W. BROWN

                            (UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, USA)



                                         ISBN: 978-1-952799-17-4

Richard S. Fuller, Southeastern Archaeologist is a tribute to a man who made a significant contribution to the field of archaeology without having ever earned an academic degree. In this uniquely structured volume, over fifty archaeologists reminisce upon Mr. Fuller's many achievements and by doing so provide important perspectives on the history of archaeology in the southeastern United States. Ian W. Brown, who worked side by side with Mr. Fuller for well over four decades on numerous archaeological projects in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, came to understand that the complexity of character of this remarkable man is best reflected in the subtitle of the book—"Warts and All."


                                                                                            Mr. Richard S. Fuller on the Tensas River in Alabama 1993. 

                              Ian Brown and Rick Fuller sorting pottery from the Bottle Creek site
                                                         at the end of each day in the field.
                                The last photo taken of Mr. Richard S. Fuller,
                             a University of Alabama fan right to the very end.

Rick Fuller with Lisa Brazelton and her son Max excavating with the University of South Alabama crew at the McInnis site on Orange Beach/Gulf Shores in 2014  
(courtesy Lisa Brazelton).

   Rick Fuller on Mound Island in the mid 1990s. He was always happiest
                                  when in the field (courtesy S. Gail Fuller).

Rick Fuller in the Gulf Coast Survey office in Smith Hall at the Alabama Museum
 of Natural History, University of Alabama in the mid 1990s.

           Rick Fuller and a friend enjoying a Mobile Mardi Gras in 2013
                                                  (courtesy David Morgan).


Richard S. Fuller (1949–2020), known simply as Rick, was a native of Mobile, Alabama.
Trained in anthropology at the University of South Alabama, he became a professional archaeologist
 who worked for U.S.A., Harvard, the University of Alabama, and a number of Cultural Resource environmental firms,
 including Coastal Environments Inc. of Baton Rouge, where he served as their staff archaeologist.
Without ever having earned an academic degree, for reasons discussed in Warts and All, Mr. Fuller went on
 to make many significant contributions to the archaeology of Alabama, especially to the Mobile Bay region,
and to the archaeology of Mississippi and Louisiana. Through his conference presentations and his writings,
both published and unpublished, Mr. Fuller has had a profound effect on southeastern U.S. archaeology.


Dr. Ian W. Brown is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama and Emeritus Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. He is also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Dr. Brown specializes in the archaeology and history of Southeastern U.S. Indians and has spent over four decades excavating sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and writing about the role of salt in North America, England, and China. Dr. Brown was educated at Harvard College (B.A. 1973) and Brown University (M.A. 1975, Ph.D. 1979). In the 1980s he taught at Harvard and also served as Assistant Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Associate Curator of North American Collections. He came to the University of Alabama in 1991 and since then has been awarded numerous teaching awards and commitment to student awards. He has also had the honor of being a past President of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (1992-94) and the Association for Gravestone Studies (2009-13). He has published a previous book with University Press of the South in 2019: China Memories. Journal of an Archaeologist in the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River in 1999.


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