Discover Life in America

Board of Directors' Meeting
December 18, 1998

Letter from John Pickering - 12 December, 1998
Venue & Directions - Letter from Frank Harris - 8 December, 1998
Irven DeVore's CV
Letters regarding Boyd Evison - 13-14 December, 1998

Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 20:57:32 -0400
From: (John Pickering)
Subject: Board Meeting -- Friday, 18 December

Discover Life in America's Board of Directors & GSMNP-ATBI Partners,

Below I include the following information for our upcoming Board meeting:
(1) Draft Agenda (I'm still accepting items, if any of you wish to add any.)
(2) Venue - Email from Frank giving info about lunch and directions.
(Thanks, Frank.)
(3) Professor Irven DeVore's CV, whom we will vote on for Board membership.
(Thanks, Irv.)

The meeting will be on Friday, 18 December, starting at 9:30 and ending at

Our meeting's goals are to move through essential business as quickly as
possible so that we'll have time to get to know each other better,
brainstorm together, and build team spirit and our sense of common purpose.
We can delay resolution of thorny issues until our next meeting on 7 May,
1999.  In short, plan to share ideas and have fun.

To speed things up at the meeting, please look over our proposed bylaws
beforehand.  They are on our Web site  under "Who's
Involved," see "Bylaws."  It would be nice to adopt these in under 5
minutes.  (Many thanks to Tom Kiernan and Jenny Robertson for getting them
in drafted.)

Similarly, please examine our minutes from the last meeting beforehand.
They are on the Web under "Events," see the Minutes of 22 May, 1998 meeting
in Cullowhee.

I can accept suggested changes to the agenda through noon on Monday, after
which time I'll be in Gatlinburg at our General Planning Meeting.  I'll
post any last minute changes to our agenda on the Web under "Events."

Looking forword to seeing you all on Friday, if not before.


P.S. Jody, please FAX this correspondence to Bruce Briggs and Bruce
Stewart.  Also please make 30 hard copies of the bylaws and minutes for
distribution at the meeting.
John Pickering
Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2602
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Discover Life in America
Board of Directors' Meeting
Knoxville, Tennessee
18 December, 1998


12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Brainstorming, Evaluation, Feedback, Suggestions and Assignments

14:30 Budget

15:30 Adjourn

From: To: (John Pickering) cc:,,,, Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 10:40:59 -0500 Subject: Re: Agenda Items/DLIA Bd Meeting Here are directions to the Bill Snyder Room at the Knoxville Center (mall). This is a facility provided for by the mall owners for use for continuing ed by UT. I understand it will work nicely. I will check it out before the 18th to get it set up for a board mtg. As for coffee/food etc, I have arranged for a caterer. We will pass the hat. It would appear to work out to about $10 per person. I'll cover any shortfall. Directions are: Take Exit 8 off I-640; follow the signs to Knoxville Center mall. As you approach the front and main entrance to Knoxville Center mall, the classroom is located to the right of the entrance between Ruby Tuesday Restaurant and Dillard's Department Store. Look for the orange awning over the door and the UT sign by the door. Later, Frank
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 14:43:49 -0500 To: From: Irv DeVore Subject: DeVore's c.v. Irven DeVore Department of Anthropology 33 Hurlbut Street Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 Peabody Museum (617) 868-4784 11 Divinity Avenue (617) 495-3854, fax (617) 496-8041 born October 7, 1934; married to Nancy Skiles DeVore B.A. 1956 University of Texas Philosophy and Anthropology M.A. 1959 University of Chicago Anthropology Ph.D. 1962 University of Chicago Anthropology M.A. 1963 Harvard University Honorary President, Section H (Anthropology), American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1988-89 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 1968 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected 1967 Fellow, American Anthropological Association, elected 1962 The Walker Prize for Science, Museum of Science, Boston, 1970 Lifetime Achievement Award, Institute of Human Origins, New York, 1990 Teaching and Fellowships: Chairman, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, 1987-1992 Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, since 1991 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1992 Professor of Anthropology and Biology, Harvard University, since 1969 Visiting Lecturer, Human Biology, Stanford University, 1964 and 1966 Lecturer in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1963 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1962-63 Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, Berkeley, 1961 Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1960-61 Offices in Professional Organizations (selected): Director, 1996-97, and Acting Director, 1994, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University Trustee, 1974-present, Co-Chair, Science & Grants Committee, 1980-present, L. S. B. Leakey Foundation, San Francisco, California Board of Advisors, 1976-94, The Center for Field Research ("Earthwatch"), Belmont, Massachusetts Co-Founder and President, 1986-present, Dolphins of Shark Bay Research Foundation, Western Australia Board of Directors, 1973-94, Cultural Survival, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts Advisory Council, Section H (Anthropology), 1987-90, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C. Advisory Council, 1979-83, Wenner-Gren Foundation, New York, New York Co-Founder, Kalahari Peoples Fund, 1970 Executive Board, 1970-73, American Anthropological Association, Washington, D. C. Board of Directors, 1972-75, Foundations' Fund for Research in Psychiatry, New Haven Advisory Committee on Primate Research Centers, 1964-67, National Institutes of Health Board of Directors, 1968-72, Education Development Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts Advisor, 1968-72, The Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri Board of Directors, 1971-73, Ninth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethological Sciences, Inc., Chicago Committee on Conservation of Nonhuman Primates, 1972-73, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. Editorial (selected): Associate Editor, "Human Biology and Primatology". In: Current Anthropology: A World Journal of the Sciences of Man, 1985-87. Editorial Board, Ethology and Sociobiology, 1979-present Consulting Editor, "Physical Anthropology". In: Random House Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language , second edition Field Research: Mesquakie Indian Settlement, "Action Anthropology" project, 1957 Kenya, 1959-60, 1963, 1964, 1972, 1977; behavior and ecology of baboons "Harvard Kalahari Project", Co-Director, Botswana, 1963-80; long-term study of !Kung San (Bushmen) life. More than 25 graduate students and professionals have documented all aspects of !Kung life, including demography, ecology, archaeology, ethology, health and nutrition, child-rearing practices, social organization, personality, myth, religion and trance phenomenon. To date, some 20 books and monographs and 200 scientific articles have been based on this project. "Ituri Project", Co-Director, Zaire, 1980-present; long-term intensive study of the Efe ("Pygmy hunter-gatherers") and Lese (horticultural villagers) in the northeastern Ituri Forest of Zaire. At present, 17 specialists and graduate students are involved in the study documentation of all aspects of the behavior, ecology, belief system, etc., of these two populations. The first of several projected books and some 20 articles have appeared to date. "Cross-cultural Study of Adolescence", Co-Director, 1980-87. Nine post-doctoral fellows studied adolescent behavior and development at field sites in Nigeria, Thailand, Morocco, northern Canada (Copper Eskimos), Australia (Arnhem Land Aborigines) and Kenya. The first four books of the projected six-volume series have appeared. "Baboon Socioecology," Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. July-November 1992. Coordinated four teams of graduate and undergraduate students in a study of the demography, ecology and behavior of baboons, in part to assist the park authorities in developing management guidelines. Brief research visits, usually to direct graduate student research, to sites in Borneo (orangutans), India (langur monkeys), Tanzania (chimpanzee and baboon studies; Bushmen cave art), Japan (macaque monkeys), Morocco (macaque monkeys), Arnhem Land, Australia (Aborigine settlements), Papua New Guinea (Highland New Guinea horticulturalists), Shark Bay, western Australia (dolphin social behavior), Brazil (South American primates) and Uganda (chimpanzee studies). Books: 1965 Primate Behavior: Field Studies of Monkeys and Apes, ed., Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York. 1965 The Primates, with S. Eimerl. Life Natural Library, Time, New York. 1968 Man the Hunter, with Richard B. Lee, eds. Aldine Publ., Chicago. 1976 Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers, with Richard B. Lee, eds., Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1982 Field Guide for the Study of Adolescence, with Beatrice Whiting, John Whiting, et al. A 200-page field manual prepared by the staff and post-doctoral trainees for use at the field sites in our cross-cultural study of adolescence; revision for publication as a general field guide is under consideration. Selected Publications: 1961 "Social behavior of baboons and early man", with S. L. Washburn. In: The Social Life of Early Man, S. L. Washburn, ed., Viking Fd. Publ. in Anth., 31:91-105 (and Aldine Publ.). 1961 "The social life of baboons", with S. L. Washburn. In: Scientific American, 204: 62-72. 1962 "The social behavior and organization of baboon troops", unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Chicago, 192 pages. 1963 "Comparative ecology and behavior of monkeys and apes". In: Classification and Human Evolution, S. L. Washburn, ed., Viking Fd. Publ. in Anth., 37: 301-319 (and Aldine Publ.). 1963 "Mother-infant relations in free-ranging baboons". In: Maternal Behavior in Mammals, H. Rheingold, ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York, pp. 305-355. 1963 "Baboon ecology and human evolution", with S. L. Washburn. In: African Ecology and Human Evolution, F. C. Howell and F. Bourliere, eds., Viking Fd. Publ. in Anth., 36:335-367 (and Aldine Publ.). 1963 "Recent and current field studies of primates", with R. B. Lee. In: Folia Primat., 1(1):66-72. 1964 "The Evolution of Social Life". In: Horizons of Anthropology, Sol Tax, ed., Aldine Publ., Chicago, pp. 25-36. 1965 "Male dominance and mating behavior in baboons". In: Sex and Behavior, Frank Beach, ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York, pp. 266-289. 1965 "Baboon Ecology", with K. R. L. Hall. In: Primate Behavior, pp. 20-52. 1965 "Baboon Social Behavior", with K. R. L. Hall. In: Primate Behavior, pp. 53-110. 1968 "Social Behavior, animal: Primate behavior". In: International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, MacMillan, New York, pp. 351-360. 1970 "The ways of the primates". In: Science Year 1971, Field Enterprises, Chicago, pp. 64-79. 1971 "The evolution of human society". In: Man and Beast: Comparative Social Behavior, J. F. Eisenberg and W. S. Dillon, eds., Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, pp. 298-311. 1972 "Quest for the roots of society", In: The Marvels of Animal Behavior, Peter Marler, ed., National Geographic Society, Washington, pp. 393-408. 1974 "Infancy in hunter-gatherer life: An ethological perspective," with M. J. Konner. In: Ethology and Psychiatry, Norman F. White, ed., University of Toronto Press, Toronto, pp. 113-141. 1976 "The Biology of Human Evolution," In: Human Diversity: Its Causes and Social Significance, B. D. Davis and P. Flaherty, eds., Ballinger Publ., Cambridge, Massachusetts pp. 21-36. 1979 "Aggressive competition and social dominance theory," with J. L. Popp. In: The Great Apes, D. A. Hamburg and E. R. McCown, eds., W. A.Benjamin, Menlo Park, California, pp. 317-338. 1985 "The Natural Superiority of Women", with C. Owen Lovejoy. In: The Physical and Mental Health of Aged Women, M. R. Haug, A. B. Ford, and M. Sheafor, eds., Springer Publ., New York, pp. 27-38. 1987 "The Reconstruction of Hominid Behavioral Evolution through Strategic Modeling", with J. Tooby. In: Primate Models of Hominid Behavior, W. Kinzey, ed., Plenum Press. 1988 "Prospects for a synthesis in the human behavioral sciences". In: Emerging Syntheses in Science: Proceedings of the Foundation Workshops of the Santa Fe Institute. D. Pines, ed., The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, pp. 85-105. 1989 "Research on the Efe and Lese Populations of the Ituri Forest, Zaire", with Robert C. Bailey. In: American Journal of Primatology, 78(4):459-471. 1990 "Introduction: Current Studies on Primate Socioecology and Evolution". In: International Journal of Primatology, 11(1):1-5. 1992 Reports submitted to the Chief Warden, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve: "Socioecology of baboons in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, 1958-92" "Demographic assessment of the chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) in the Cape" "The ecological imapct of foraging patterns on baboons (Papio ursinus) in various vegetation communities of the Cape Point Nature Reserve" "Ranging behavior, sleeping sites and inter-group competition in Cape baboons (Papio ursinus)" 1996 Introduction to Robert Ardrey's The Territorial Imperative. Kodansha America, New York, New York, pp. ix-xviii. Television: Have participated in more than 30 network and public television programs as "expert", script consultant or host/narrator. The most recent such participation was in the PBS "Nova" program "The Private Life of Dolphins," which centered on our research with dolphins in Shark Bay ("Monkey Mia"), western Australia. Exhibit: Curator/director for the (Harvard University) Peabody Museum exhibit "Ju/wasi: Bushmen of the Kalahari," on view since December 1991. A year in preparation, the exhibit includes several hundred ethnographic and archaeological artifacts and features 96 photographs (many of them life-size), five video programs (including a campfire setting that recreates the healing "trance dance") and a naturalistic Bushmen campsite. The almost continuous docmentation of this population since 1950 made it possible to blend photography with artifacts, and depict the changes in Bushman life from prehistory to early contact to their turbulent lives today. Teaching films (16mm, sound and color): University of California, Berkeley, series (1960-63): "Baboon Behavior", with S. L. Washburn, awarded first prize by the Educational Film Library Association, 1963 "Baboon Ecology " "Baboon Social Organization" Educational Development Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, series (1966-67): "Animals in Amboseli" "The Baboon Troop" "Dynamics of Male Dominance in a Baboon Troop" "Field Study Sequence: Evening Activity" "Baboon Development: The Young Infant: Birth to Four Months" "Baboon Development: The Older Infant: Four Months to One Year" Educational Development Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, series (1974-75): "Chimpanzees of the Gombe National Park", with Jane Goodall "A Chimpanzee Family ", with Jane Goodall Curriculum Materials: "Man: A Course of Study " (MACOS) (1964-68), with Jerome Bruner and Asen Baliki. An upper elementary school course combining biology, animal behavior and the ethnography of the Netsilik Eskimo. "MACOS" includes 16 films, 22 booklets, games, murals, etc. It is available in 4 languages and taught in more than 16 countries. "Exploring Human Nature" (1972-75), a series of four high school/community college course units based on different periods in the life cycle: "Origins of Human Behavior" (infancy), "Childhood and the Community", "Managing Transitions: Coming of Age" (adolescence), "The Individual in Society" (adulthood). The course combines methods and perspectives of anthropology, sociology, psychology and biology.
Letter from Boyd Evison - 13 December, 1998

From Mon Dec 14 12:19 EST 1998 Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 12:27:00 -0400 To: From: (John Pickering) Subject: Re: Rain check? Cc:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Boyd, Thanks for your support. I'm sure that we can come to some accord to keep you involved. I'll forward this to the Board today and ask them to consider giving you a "rain check" on Friday. Happy Holidays. Cheers, Pick P.S. Jody, please make 30 hard copies for the Board meeting and FAX to Bruce Briggs and Bruce Stewart. From: Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 01:05:31 EST To: Subject: Re: Rain check? Pick - Thank you for the kind words, especially considering how little other than talking it up for DLIA, here and there, I've done. I talked to Karen in Tucson, and she said much the same as you did, about finding some way to keep me involved - and, I guess, visible. I'd really like to do it, somehow, but really don't want to be in a position where I have to keep letting people down. Show me as anything you want to, as long as doing it well doesn't depend on my being able to get to the Smokies often - and doesn't get so time-consuming, even from afar, that my Board of Directors begins to wonder who I'm working for. I continue to be awed by what you've already accomplished, by the extraordinary quality of the people you have involved, and by the momentum you've maintained. It's an honor to have been included, at all. I'd appreciate being sent anything you produce, in the way of announcements, minutes, mileposts, players, partnerships, or whatever. Don't want to lose touch,. now matter what else happens. Don't ever let up - but don't let it grind you down, either. Get breaks. And if you can ever break to Grand Teton, stay with us. Best, Boyd

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