Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Loring, Stephen

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_61

Basic Biographical Information

Stephen Loring was born on October 15, 1950, in Concord, Massachusetts (with his twin David), as the oldest of six children, to Victoria Harrington and Charles G. Loring. Growing up alongside the Concord and Assabet Rivers, he spent much of his spare time emulating the philosopher, naturalist, and antiquarian Henry David Thoreau by exploring his natural surroundings, searching for artifacts, learning about lore and history in the town’s library, and catching turtles and taming raccoons. Completing high school in 1968, he went for an undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, graduating in 1973. That college allowed Loring to focus his interests on archaeology, with an internship at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, fieldwork in Guatemala and Arkansas, and independent research on older New England artifact collections, particularly from Vermont. Loring’s 261-page senior thesis An Appraisal of...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Further Reading

  1. Fitzhugh, W., S. Loring & D. Odess. (ed.) 2002.Honoring our elders: a history of Eastern Arctic archaeology (Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology 2). Washington (DC): Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution.Google Scholar
  2. Loring, S. 1997. On the trail to the Caribou House: some reflections on Innu caribou hunters in Ntessinan (Labrador), in L. Jackson & P. Thacker (ed.) Caribou and reindeer hunters of the Northern Hemisphere: 185-220. London: Avebury Press.Google Scholar
  3. - 1998. Stubborn independence: an essay on the Innu and archaeology, in P.J. Smith & D. Mitchell (ed.) Bringing back the past: historical perspectives on Canadian archaeology (Mercury series, Archaeological Survey of Canada Paper 158): 259-76. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization.Google Scholar
  4. - 2002. ’And they took away the stones from Ramah’: lithic raw material sourcing and Eastern Arctic archaeology, in W. Fitzhugh, S. Loring & D. Odess (ed.) Honoring our elders: a history of Eastern Arctic archaeology (Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology 2): 163-85. Washington (DC): Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution.Google Scholar
  5. - 2008. The wind blows everything off the ground: new provisions and new directions in archaeological research in the North, in T. Killion (ed.) Opening archaeology: repatriation’s impact on contemporary research and practice: 181-94. Santa Fe (NM): School for Advanced Research.Google Scholar
  6. - 2009. From tent to trading post and back again: Smithsonian anthropology. Nunavut, Nunavik, Nitassinan, and Nunatsiavut – The changing IPY agenda, 1882-2007, in I. Krupnik, M.A. Lang & S.E. Miller (ed.) Smithsonian at the poles: contributions to international polar science: 115-28. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.Google Scholar
  7. Loring, S. & L. Rosenmeier. 2005.Anguti’s amulet/Angutiup ânguanga. Truro (NS): Eastern Woodland Publishing, Millbrook First Nation.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherstUSA