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Dr. Clement W. Meighan
(1925 - 1997)

Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology
University of California, Los Angeles

B.A. University of California, Berkeley 1949
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 1953
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles 1991

Positions Held:

Chairman, Vice Chairman, Anthropology Department, UCLA
Director of the Field School in Archaeology, UCLA
Acting Director, Latin American Center, UCLA
Founder & Director, Archaeological Survey, UCLA
Director, Obsidian Hydration Laboratory, UCLA
Founder & Director, Rock Art Archive, UCLA
Director, Graduate Degree in Archaeology, UCLA
Chairman, Faculty of the UCLA College of Letters and Science
President, UCLA Chapter of American Association of University Professors
Co-Creator, Institute of Archaeology, UCLA
Co-Creator, Archaeology Program, UCLA

Boards, Museums, Associations:

Southwestern Anthropological Association, President
Historical Resources Commission, State of California, President
Great Basin Archaeological Conference, Secretary
Viking Medal Awards Committee, Member
American Anthropological Association, Program Committee
U.S. National Committee for the Salvage of Nubian Archaeology, Member
Professional Standards and Ethics, Society for American Archaeology, Committee Member
Society for Professional Archaeology, Qualifications Review Committee, Member
International Rock Art Conference (Darwin, Australia), American Representative to Organizing Committee
American Committee for Preservation of Archaeological Collections, Chairman
State Historical Resources Commission, Board Member
Palm Springs Desert Museum, appointed to Advisory Board
Southwest Museum, Trustee & Advisory Board
San Bernardino County Museum, Research Associate
California Mission Studies Association, appointed to Advisory Board
American Rock Art Research Association, appointed to Advisory Board
Archaeological Survey Association of Southern California, Executive Board
Archaeological Society of Central Oregon, Member
American Antiquity, Associate Editor

Field Work:

San Clemente, Catalina and other off-shore California Islands
Southern Utah
Central Mexico
Western Mexico
Baja California
Southern Egypt
Northern Sudan
Costa Rica
Puerto Rico

Professor Meighan authored more than 240 publications on archaeological sites; ecological analysis; obsidian dating; rock art; field and laboratory methods; contract archaeology; and ethics.