James F. Deetz, 70, a pioneer in the field of historical archaeology
who in 1993 became the Department of Anthropology's first chaired
professor, died Nov. 24 of pneumonia.
funeral service will be held Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at St. Bede's Catholic
Church in Williamsburg, with a reception to follow.
Deetz earned undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Harvard University
and taught at California-Santa Barbara, Brown, the University
of Cape Town and California-Berkeley before accepting the Harrison
Chair in New World Studies at U.Va. A specialist in Colonial America,
Deetz was the anthropology department's first historical archaeologist.
His research combined major excavations at sites like Plimoth
Plantation in Plymouth, Mass. -- a living history museum that
Deetz directed for a dozen years -- and Virginia's Flowerdew Hundred
plantation with meticulous research of historical documents to
paint a picture of the culture of a particular era. He also worked
on Native American and African sites.
authored several books, most recently, "The Times of Their
Lives: Life, Love and Death in the Plymouth Colony" (W.H.
Freeman, 2000), co-authored with his wife and professional colleague,
Patricia Scott Deetz.
was also a popular professor, supervising the studies of dozens
of graduate students and teaching popular undergraduate courses,
including introductory level sections.
He is survived by his wife, 10 children and 16 grandchildren.
Amber N. Hartman, 19, of Stanardsville, died Nov. 16. She
was employed by the Law School Foundation. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Charlottesville Pregnancy Center, 320 W. Main
St., Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Anne F. Woodson, 79, died Nov. 23. She was retired from
the University Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.
Betty Shiflett Leake, 60, died Nov. 24. She was a secretary
at the School of Architecture. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Charlottesville/Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 160, Charlottesville,
Gail Lindsay, 48, died Nov. 24. She was an employee of
the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center.
Norvin C. "Jack" Hensley, 86, of Charlottesville,
died Nov. 25. He was a former employee of the Blue Ridge Sanatorium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
3025 Berkmar Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901.