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Frank Cummings Hibben ’33

Published in Nov. 6, 2002, issue

Frank died in his sleep at his home in Albuquerque, on June 11, 2002. He was 91.

Frank was a professor, emeritus, of anthropology at the U. of New Mexico. He was especially well known for his excavations of the Sandia Man Cave in 1937 and 1941. Frank was the first director of the university's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. He was a big game hunter and world traveler, amassing a large collection of archeological treasures, which he willed to the university. He donated $4 million to build the Hibben Center, a research annex to the Maxwell Museum. Frank wrote The Lost Americans and other books and articles for scholarly magazines.

Frank is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and two daughters, Norrie Liddell and Peggy Bahti. Frank was an outstanding member of the class and a good friend. He will be missed.

The Class of 1933

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Christina Rushforth Lane Says:

2014-03-05 10:19:34

I will always remember Dr. Hibben. I graduated from UNM in 1971 and I still appreciate his knowledge and enthusiasm. I smile as I write this. My favorite room in his house was the sort-of courtyard with the elephant head and live birds.
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