Robert Braidwood, Professor Emeritus in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Anthropology at UChicago, died on January 15, 2003, at the age of 95. Bob was a pioneering and enormously influential figure in the prehistoric archaeology of the Near East. Working always in partnership with his archaeologist wife, Linda, he was an early advocate of integrating scientific specialists into archaeological fieldwork, had a seminal influence in the development of field survey methods, and excavated a large number of famous sites, among many other contributions. He first came to the Oriental Institute in 1933 (hired by James Henry Breasted), and was still coming in to the OI to work in his 90s. After a lifetime of collaboration, Linda died a few hours after Robert, at the age of 93.