Dr. Marie Wormington-Volk
1914 - 1994
Dr. Hannah Marie Wormington has been hailed as the “foremother of archaeology,” for her pioneering research in early human origins in North America, as well as her early efforts to open the male-dominated field to women.
Wormington served as Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Natural History (DMNH) in 1937, serving until 1968. The DMNH published Wormington’s first book, Ancient Man in North America (1939), which remains a definitive text on early human cultures of the Southwest.
“Archaeology is more than old arrowheads, carved bones or broken pottery. It is the story of people and how they managed to survive.— Dr. H. Marie Wormington Volk