|Ricky Lightfoot, Ph.D. (Photo: Joyce Alexander)|
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center trustee and former president and CEO Ricky Lightfoot, Ph.D., has been elected as treasurer of the prestigious Society for American Archaeology.
Lightfoot will take office at the organization's annual meeting, scheduled for March 29–April 2 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lightfoot joined Crow Canyon as a scholar in 1984, and served as president and CEO from 1998 to 2010 before joining the Board of Trustees. He began his career in archaeology working in Texas and Alaska, but has spent the past 37 years focusing his research on southwestern Colorado. Lightfoot directed Crow Canyon’s excavations at the Duckfoot Site and Castle Rock Pueblo and has published numerous influential articles and books on Southwestern archaeology.
The Society for American Archaeology was founded in 1934, and now has more than 7,000 members. The group, based in Washington, D.C., is the largest organization of professional archaeologists of the Americas in the world, and publishes two professional journals—American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity.