Dee Ann Story was a trailblazer.

A professor emeritus of anthropology from the University of Texas, Story entered the field when there were few women in the profession and was one of the first to work alongside her male colleagues on sites.

She directed archaeological investigations across the state, but Story is best known for her work on the George C. Davis site in East Texas, where Caddo Indians built mounds.

Story died Sunday of lung cancer. She was 79.

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