Professor emeritus W. Raymond Wood passed away

W. Raymond Wood

The Department of Anthropology is very sad to announce the death of Professor emeritus W. Raymond Wood, who passed away on October 2, 2020. Dr. Wood was a world-renowned ethnohistorian who specialized in the archaeology of the Northern Great Plains and Midwest states of North America, especially during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He also contributed to the literature on the archaeology of World War II and the historical cartography of the Missouri River. Dr. Wood was a highly valued member of our department and will be sorely missed.