Stephen E Nash
Anthropology Collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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Stephen E. Nash is senior curator of archaeology and director of anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He has published seven books and two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on archaeological dating, museum collections, and the history of museums, as well as more than fifty Curiosities columns at SAPIENS.ORG.
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