Fred Wendorf


Denver Fred Wendorf was a modest and unassuming archaeologist who worked tirelessly to transform our knowledge of early humans, primarily in northeastern Africa. Few researchers in his field have had a chance to spend six decades excavating sites, and even fewer the selfdiscipline to publish virtually all their excavation results. Wendorf did both.

Although the early part of his career focused on the American Southwest, his international acclaim came from the multidisciplinary excavations he conducted in Africa during more than 45 field seasons, the most enduring prehistoric expedition in the history of African archaeology.