Written at the request of young associates who felt Judd’s lifetime of experiences in the field could be both instructive and amusing, Men Met Along the Trail provides a glimpse of archaeology when it was an emerging field of study, evolving from simple curio collecting to technologically advanced radiocarbon dating and pollen analysis. Featuring more than thirty original photographs and a new foreword by Don D. Fowler, this book is entertaining and informative, offering readers a vibrant and colorful picture of the adventures to be found in early Southwestern archaeology.
Don D. Fowler is the Mamie Kleberg distinguished professor emeritus of anthropology and historic preservation at the University of Nevada, Reno. His publications include A Laboratory for Anthropology: Science and Romanticism in the American Southwest, 1846-1930 and The Western Photographs of John K. Hillers: Myself in the Water.
Praise and Reviews:
“This generation of American archeologists can thank men like Neil Judd for giving us vivid insights into some of the techniques and methods of archeology during the first quarter of this [twentieth] century, as well as for providing us with a better understanding of the small group of individuals who were pioneering in the profession of archeology at that time.”—Robert H. Lister, University of Colorado (1969)
“This delightful book of reminiscences will be appreciated by archaeologists, Southwestern archaeologists in particular and by all who are interested in the history of the Southwest. . . .Neil Judd must have known almost everybody of consequence in Arizona and New Mexico, and his vignettes about some of these old-timers make them come alive for us who have only heard about them.”—Plains Anthropologist