Mike Klein, 1956 – 2021


Mike was a premier expert on prehistoric pottery in Virginia and outstanding archaeologist, he was also the kindest, most selfless, amazing man you would ever have the pleasure of knowing. Mike’s explosive and genuine laugh could instantly bring a smile to your face and his kindhearted nature allowed him to connect with everyone he came in contact with throughout his life. Mike loved working with students and doing all he could to help them advance their understanding of archaeology. There is a giant hole in all our hearts with him being gone, but we can rest easy knowing he is back with his beloved wife Joan who he lost in 2015.

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