Nebraska Authors

David Alan Breternitz

Born 1929-11-12 Fremont, NE (USA)

Died 2012-03-05
Dove Creek, CO (USA)



Places Lived

Fremont, NE
Gothenburg, NE
Denver, CO
La Junta, CO
Tucson, AZ
Dove Creek, CO

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology, 1952, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Master of Arts Degree in Anthrolpology, 1955, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Ph.D. in Anthrolpology, 1963, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


Surveyor and Excavator
Curator of Anthropology, Museum of Northern Arizona
Professor of Anthropology
Museum Curator
Archaeological Mitigation

Places Worked

University of Colorado
University of South Dakota
Chaco Canyon
Museum of Northern Arizona
Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, Tucson, AZ
Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado
University of Colorado Mesa Verde Research Center
Dolores Archaeological Project


Excavations at Nantack Village, Point of Pines, Arizona. 1959.
Archaeological Investigations in Turkey Cave (NA2520) Navajo National Monument 1963. 1969.
Archaeological Excavations in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado-Utah, 1964-1965. 1970.
Prehistoric Ceramics of the Mesa Verde Region. 1974.
Dolores Archaeological Program Anasazi Communities at Dolores Mcphee Village Book 1 and 2. 1988.
Stabilization of the Lowry Ruins. with Adrian White, 2015.

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