Norman F. Barka

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In care of Norman F. Barka: Jonathan W. South

Barka 1970's Flowerdew Hundred model in Washington Hall College of W & M

Dr. Norman F. Barka circa 1998-2005 W&M campus anthropology (?).

Norman F. Barka and Cary Glass 1976 Yorktown Pottery (previous spelled James "Ingraham."

NPS Norman F. Barka and James Ingram 1976 Yorktown pottery

Researching out of nostalgia to my summer in archaeological field school under Dr. Barka, I discovered he passed away in 2008. His summer program I attended in 1985 is STILL one my fondest memories in my lifetime. He was talented and knew how to make digging in the sun for 6 hours a day amusing somehow - quite a feat. God bless you Dr. Barka and I will never forget you!

I just knew about Dr. Barka's passing. I´m very sad. He was my professor and thesis advisor. I traveled twice to Statia and he was always funny in his special way. Goodbye Dr. Barka. My condolences do Patty and his sons. I´m sure you are in a wonderful archaelogical site in heaven. From your Brazilian student Lavinia Monteiro

I was deeply saddened to hear of Norms passing and it is truly hard to imagine life in Virginia or Carribean archaeology - much less Washington Hall ever being the same without him. This was the first academically trained PhD level American archaeologist to work in Virginia, and with Nate Altshuler he created the Department of Anthropology literally from scratch. For some strange reason I was put on the payroll starting at $2.75 an hour to feed ticks and mousquitos from 1974 to 1979...

It is with great sadness that I have just learned of Dr. Barka's passing. I vividly remember his arrival at William & Mary in 1965. For me he was a true "gate keeper", and became the most influential professor I had at W&M. As one of the first and few Anthropology graduates at the College in the late 1960's, I fondly remember Dr. Barka's encyclopedic knowledge, his passion for archaeology, his incredible dry wit, and his concern for his students. He will indeed be...


Norman's Obituary

JAMES CITY COUNTY - Norman F. Barka, Professor Emeritus College of William & Mary, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Norman Barka became interested in archaeology as a child, decided on his career and followed that path his whole life. As a teen and young man he worked on many archaeological...

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