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Warren, Claude N., 1932-


Claude Nelson Warren was born on March 18, 1932, the youngest of four children. He grew up and was educated in Washington state, attending Centralia Junior College from 1950 to 1952. He recieved his Bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Washington in 1954, and moved to Northwestern University to start his graduate studies. During his studies at Northwestern, he met Elizabeth Von Till. The two married in December 1955. After their marriage, the two moved back to Washington. Warren finsished his master's in 1959 at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Warren worked with his colleague and friend, Robert Crabtree, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a research archaeologist in 1958. In 1962, he became the State of Idaho's first highway archaeologist. He also started a teaching position concurrently at Idaho State University. This became a full time appointment in 1964. In 1967, Warren changed jobs and became an assistant professor at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and he was there two years before moving to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) as an associate professor in 1969. In 1970, he was elected chair of the Anthropology and Sociology Department at UNLV and held that position until 1972. He retired from teaching at UNLV in 1998, but holds emeritus professorship.

Elizabeth and Claude have four children together: Claude Jr., Susan, Louis, and Jonathan.


Winslow, Diane Lynne; Wedding, Jeffrey R.; Schneider, Joan S. (2000). "Claude Nelson Warren: An introduction to his life and times". In Schneider, Joan S.; Yohe II, Robert M; Gardner, Jill K (eds.). Archaeological Passages: a volume in honor of Claude Nelson Warren. Hemet, California: Western Center for Archaeology and Paleontology, Publications in Archaeology.