Robert McCormick Adams, Jr.

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Robert McCormick Adams, Jr.
Ninth Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams.jpg
Born(1926-07-23)July 23, 1926
DiedJanuary 27, 2018(2018-01-27) (aged 91)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Known forResearch in Iraq
Secretary of Smithsonian Institution
Spouse(s)Ruth Skinner Adams
AwardsGold Medal Award
Scientific career
FieldsAnthropology, Archaeology
ThesisLevel and trend in early Sumerian civilization[1] (1956)
InfluencesRobert J. Braidwood

Robert McCormick Adams Jr. (July 23, 1926 – January 27, 2018) was an American anthropologist and archaeologist. He was Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1984 to 1994.[2] He has worked in both the Near East and Mesoamerica. He was best known for his research in Iraq.[3]

Adams, Jr. died on January 27, 2018 in Chula Vista, California at the age of 91.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Holdings: Level and trend in early Sumerian civilization". University of Chicago Library. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  2. "Adams, former Oriental Institute director and anthropology professor, honored with Alumni Medal". The University of Chicago Chronicle. June 11, 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  3. "Robert McCormick Adams— 2002 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement". Award Citation. Archaeological Institute of America. 2002. Archived from the original on 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  4. Smith, Ryan P. "Smithsonian Leader Who Helped Launch the American Indian Museum Dies at 91". Smithsonian.