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Martin Francis Biskowski (1962–2019)
California Archaeology  (IF),  Pub Date : 2019-01-02, DOI: 10.1080/1947461x.2019.1592999
Mark W. Allen, Mark E. Basgall, Michael Delacorte, Colleen M. Delaney, James E. Snead, David M. Zeanah

Marty Biskowski was raised in North Riverside, Illinois, with his three siblings Lawrence, Katherine, and Rosalie. Their parents, Sherlane and Joseph Biskowski, were pharmacists who celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2008. Legend has it that Marty was the only high school student in history to serve as an all-Chicago lineman and the Illinois State Junior Chess Champion at the same time. He received his undergraduate degree from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin (class of 1984), and was a familiar figure in the Department of Anthropology’s Godfrey Lounge. J. Edson Way, one of his faculty advisers, described him as “quietly competent, always prepared, good humored, and easy-going... consistently himself throughout his life.” Other influential academic mentors were Daniel Shea (Anthropology) and Philip Straffin (Mathematics). Marty shared time at Beloit with many anthropologists now active in the profession, including Kirsten Brophy (Stamford Museum & Nature Center), James E. Snead (CSU Northridge), John Staeck (College of DuPage), Lisa K. Staten (Indiana University-Purdue University), and Mark Warner (University of Idaho). He was also a charter member of the Beloit College Midnight Land Polo Society. Marty began his graduate education in anthropology at UCLA in the fall of 1984, supported by a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. With his mathematical acumen, he brought to bear a wide range of