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Stephen H. Lekson is Curator and Professor of Anthropology at the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. He received his PhD from the University of New Mexico. Lekson directed more than 40 archaeological projects throughout the U.S. Southwest, mainly in the Mimbres and Four Corners areas. Recent projects include Pinnacle Ruin in southern New Mexico (2000-2008), Chimney Rock great house in southern Colorado (2009) and on-going analysis of the Yellow Jacket site in the Mesa Verde area. He was Editor of "Kiva" (the professional journal of southwestern archaeology, 2006-2011), and he is a Contributing Editor for "Archaeology" magazine. Lekson's publications include a dozen books, many chapters in edited volumes, and articles in professional journals and popular magazines. Most recently: "A History of the Ancient Southwest" (SAR Press, 2009), "The Architecture of Chaco Canyon" (University of Utah Press, 2007); "The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon" (SAR Press, 2006); and "Archaeology of the Mimbres Region" (British Archaeological Reports, 2006). His book-in-progress, "The Southwest in the World," is appearing as draft sections online (http://stevelekson.com/). Lekson is married to Dr. Catherine Cameron, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado.