The Society of Ethnobiology is mourning the passing of their founder and close friend Steven A. Weber. Steve was one of the founders of the Society for Ethnobiology and a visionary archaeobotanist who changed the field of South Asian archaeology inspiring generations of students and scholars. Steve was a friend, mentor and close colleague to many of us at Ethnobiology. Prior to Steve's passing,  Steve Emslie and Steve Weber generously donated funds for a new society grant in aid of field research "The Steven A. Weber and Steven D. Emslie Grants-in-Aid of Field Research aka ‘The Two Steves Award’. We are currently accepting donations in his memory which will allow us to make this grant a reality. Friends and colleagues of Steven Weber who wish to acknowledge his personal and professional achievements can donate here to honor his profound and lasting contributions.

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Steven WeberSteve Weber with Jade d’Alpoim Guedes (right) and Cedric Habiyareyme (Left) at his Festscrhift Symposium at the Society for American Archaeology meetings in Vancouver, BC.

Memories (4)

  • anon

    Steve was one of my oldest friends. We met in my ‘core’ year at Penn, along with his future wife Clare, where he was a year ahead. A consummate professional, avid 49ers and Giants fan (like myself), he was also a lovely and generous soul. I for one feel the loss of his presence even now.

    Feb 05, 2020
  • anon

    Steve was always a great colleague, friend, and thinker. We sat many times in his back yard in Portland musing on things archaeological, and the state of the world in general. He expressed to me late in his illness that while he very much appreciated the recogition he achieved as a scholar, he wanted to be remembered as that guy you could shoot a game of pool and have a beer with. He was always that guy, and always will be for me.

    Feb 09, 2020
  • anon

    I have gone though the research work done by "Steve". He was a superb Botanist and Scholar. I appreciate his contribution for Science. His work will be torch for young researchers "how to be good thinker and excellent researcher" for humanity services.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • anon

    I was pretty active in the first decade of the Society. I remember that first gathering in Prescott with the two Steve's, Lyn Hargrave, and a small, but dedicated, intimate group. Steve will certainly be missed and we are all grateful for his efforts in bringing this group together.

    Charlie Miksicek

    Semi-Retired in St Louis

    Jul 15, 2021

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