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ASU doctoral candidate Thompson pays tribute to Levi-Strauss

<p>Claude Levi-Strauss, who died at the age of 100 on Oct. 30, 2009, is being remembered as a pioneering social scientist, whose work was imparted as foundational in anthropology classrooms around the world.</p><p>Archaeologist M. Scott Thompson, an Arizona <st1:placetype w:st="on">State</st1:placetype> <st1:placetype w:st="on">University</st1:placetype> doctoral candidate in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was one of many inspired by Levi-Strauss’ work.</p><p>He is quoted in a Nov. 4 CNN article about the influential anthropologist.</p><p>In the piece, Thompson—whose research interests include complex societies, Mississippian archaeology and chiefdoms—provides his take on Levi-Strauss’ contributions to the field of anthropology and stresses the importance of his ideas in understanding the formation of cultures.</p>

Article Source: CNN
Rebecca Howe

Communications Specialist, School of Human Evolution and Social Change