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    Famous Archaeologists and Notable Contributions





    Famous Archaeologists
    Jean Francois Champollion (1790 - 1832), French philologist and orientalist: the decipherer of the Rosetta Stone hieroglyphs in 1822.

    Howard Carter (1874 - 1939), English archaeologist and Egyptologist: discovered the Tutankhamen's tomb.

    William Foxwell Albright (1891 - 1971), American archaeologist and biblical scholar: confirmed the authenticity of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    Yigal (Yigael) Yadin (1917 - 1984), Israeli archeologist, politician, and the second Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces: excavated Qumran Caves (Dead Sea Scrolls), Masada, Hazor, and Tel Megiddo.

    Christine Lee, American bio-archaeologist: identified ancient peoples of Mongolia and China; named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2010.

    Kathleen Kenyon (1906 - 1978), British archaeologist: excavated Jericho between 1952-1958.

    Mary Leakey (1913 - 1996), British archaeologist and anthropologist: illuminated the origins of humankind.

    John Lloyd Stephens (1805 - 1852), American explorer, writer, and diplomat: explored ancient Maya.

    Robert Ballard (1942 - ), United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography: discovered the wreck of the Titanic.

    Arthur Evans (1851 - 1941), British archaeologist: excavated the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete.


    Archaeology Biographies
    Archaeology Biographies - Wikipedia
    Archaeology Biographies - Distinguished Women of Past and Present
    Famous Archaeologists - biography.com
    Early Travelers and Explorers to the Pyramids - Tour Egypt
    Intellectual Biographies in Archaeology

    Glossaries
    Glossary of Archaeological Terms
    Introduction to Archaeology: Glossary
    Glossary of Archaeological Terms

    Timelines
    Archaeology Timeline

    Museums
    National Archaeological Museum, Athens
    Istanbul Archaeology Museums
    Rockefeller Archaeological Museum
    Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology - University of Cambridge
    Alexandria Archaeology Museum

    Stamps
    Archaeology on stamps
    Archaeology on Stamps Primer
    Stamps with the theme Archaeology
    Israeli Underwater Archaeology in Stamps - The Nautical Archaeology Society

    Humor & Trivia
    Adventures in Archaeology Quiz
    Archaeology Quiz

    Archeologists Directories
    Archaeologists - Wikipedia
    Archaeologists - Open Directory




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