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Dekin, Albert Arch



  • Existence: 1944 - 2010


Albert Arch Dekin was born January 24, 1944, in Hodge, LA. He earned an A.B. in anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1965, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University in 1975. He began his teaching career in 1968, at the State University of New York at Potsdam and conducted archeological research in advance of construction of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline for the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, before joining the faculty at SUNY Binghamton in 1976. He was well known for his work assessing the archeological, historical and cultural resource damage caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill for the US Department of Agriculture - Forest Service. He served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton for several terms and also held a number of administrative appointments, including Acting Associate Dean of Harper College, acting Director of Libraries, Associate Dean of Harper College, Executive Director of the Pegasus Project and Chair of the Department of Human Development. Dekin died at the age of 66 on January 28, 2010.

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Albert Dekin papers

Identifier: Mss-256
Stefansson Mss-256
Date(s): 1983 to 1987

Albert A Denkin (1944-2010), anthropologist. Consist of correspondence, notes, research material and manuscript drafts for his "National Geographic" article of the recovered remains of the Barrow Inuit population who vanished in an arctic avalanche thousands of years ago.

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