In my brief research for the previous post, I happened upon the Wikipedia page for the American Anthropological Association and its list of presidents, and was shocked to see the number and importance of individuals who were ‘red-linked’ (i.e. had no page of their own). Irving Rouse basically built Caribbean archaeology. There’s a page for the Goldschmidt Thesis but not for Walter freakin’ Goldschmidt himself? I bet that Francis Hsu was the first Asian American to chair an American academic department. Yolanda Moses has been president of basically … everything. So step up, people! Somebody’s got to be running a history of anthropology course where they can get their students to write up basic biographies.