A fellowship is being established in honor of the late Dr. Mark E. Harlan.
Details are provided here.
Mark had a diverse and prolific career path in both the academic and private sectors where he was able to
apply his considerable analytical, mathematical, programming, and language skills to constructive use.
A fellowship will be established to support archaeological research that addresses complex social and
behavioral issues using difficult analytical approaches. Ideally, a researcher will be identified to complete
and build on his Chalcatzingo figurine studies. Some information on this topic is available at here
To facilitate donations, the non-profit, Jornada Research Institute has agreed to accept funds.
There are two ways to donate now to the Mark Harlan fund. You can:
(1) send Jornada Research Institute a check
(2) use the “donate” button on the JRI website.
You can send a check to: P.O. Box 684, Tularosa, NM 88352
Please make the check out to Jornada Research Institute, but note "Harlan fund" on the check.
Alternatively, go to the website (jornadaresearchinstitute.com) and go to the donations page
and use the button to make an electronic payment.
Anyone using the donate button should also send Dave Greenwald an email stating
that they have made a donation for Mark’s fund so he can track it correctly.
Use this email address (email@example.com).
Thank you for honoring Mark.
Friends and colleagues of Mark's noted:
"What impressed me most, from first time I met him during the fall of 1969 when we both began grad
school, was his native smarts and finely hone analytical mind, displayed in classes and in conversations.
Those assets allowed him to tackle and master new literatures and new projects. He was a quick study and
a thorough one. His recent work on network theory required that he read many difficult papers and become
familiar with the relevant mathematical techniques. These he mastered, and his article on networks in
Strong Cases is a brilliant display of the workings of his fine mind." -MB Schiffer
"Mark had an astounding mind for historical fact and process, a sophisticated grasp of statistics far above
his peers, and the rare critical eye for distinguishing fact from fiction. We will miss him dearly." -JJ Reid