Marsha Lois Sims

Title: Retired Archaeologist
Location: Conifer, Colorado, United States of America

Marsha Lois Sims, Retired Archaeologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientist for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of anthropology.

Finding anthropology to be an area where information can be added while studying the past and future, Ms. Sims pursued an education at Purdue University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and design in 1974 before completing postgraduate coursework at the University of Missouri. A registered professional anthropologist, she entered the field as a typist in the anthropology department of the Smithsonian Institute from 1976 to 1977, when she next spent two years as the editorial assistant of the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ms. Sims moved up as editor of the Soil Conservation Service within the department from 1978 until 1980, when she became the editor for the National Resources Conservation Service.

Now retired, Ms. Sims was an active and valuable member of the Society of American Archaeology, the Plains Anthropologists, and the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists. She has received several awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and has chaired sessions and presented papers at the Society for American Archaeology and Plains Anthropologists meetings. A notable voice in her field, Ms. Sims was invited to present as a guest speaker in GS 300: LA Influential’s in Liberal Arts at Purdue University in the spring of 2013. To those wishing to enter the profession, she would remind them that the small things and achievements in life are just as important as what she refers to as, the celebrity path. In further recognition of her accomplishments, Ms. Sims has been featured in the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the West.

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