Friday I posted a hasty note to this guest book. I would like to add several things which I neglected to include at that
time. First of all, my condolences to Norm's family. I was surprised at his passing so quickly after his retirement. I simply didn't think of him as 'that old'. I remember him from my years at W&M with his dry humor and shy smile. On the Yorktown Battlefield site he set me to excavating a fence line, because I "was experienced at that" (I was on the fencing team in college). I had my first anthropology class with him and it pretty much hooked me on the subject. Though our paths never crossed professionally after my graduation, he was responsible for starting me on a course which as spanned several decades. I share others sense of loss, both to the profession and on a
personal note as one of my most influential professors.