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Paul Friedrich remembrance session

As you all probably know by now, Paul Friedrich passed away on August 11.  He was a remarkable figure who occupies a special place in the hearts of multiple generations of students, friends, and colleagues.  Below please find links to two very moving obituaries:

Michael Silverstein’s obituary in Anthropology News

Mark Peters’ obituary in UChicago News

Again, as you may already know, William Beeman has arranged a remembrance session to be held at AAA on Friday November 18 at approximately noon; room details will be in the meetings program, or contact Professor Beeman for developments at  As he suggested in an earlier e-mail circulated through the linganth list, people might bring correspondence they have had from Paul Friedrich over the years and read excerpts for all to enjoy during this session; or if there is not enough time for everyone to speak, letters might be posted on a Facebook page, or distributed in other ways.