In Memoriam: Peter Francis, Jr., 1945-2002

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Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 3-8

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Karklins, Karlis
Archaeological Anthropology; History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology; Science and Technology Studies; Social and Cultural Anthropology
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The bead research community lost a principal member when Peter Francis, Jr., director of the Center for Bead Research in Lake Placid, New York, died December 8, 2002, while on a research trip to Ghana, West Africa. Pete was widely known and respected, and was responsible for significantly increasing people's awareness—on a worldwide scale—of beads and their place in human culture through his many publications, lectures, workshops, symposia, and internet website. He leaves a void that will be very hard, if not impossible, to fill.