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List of Famous Archaeologists

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List of famous archaeologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top archaeologists in the world? This includes the most prominent archaeologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable archaeologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic archaeologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned archaeologists.

Examples of people on this list include Thomas Jefferson and Stuart Struever.

From reputable, prominent, and well known archaeologists to the lesser known archaeologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the archaeologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous archaeologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous archaeologists?" then you're in the right place. (389 items)
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    Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Archaeologists
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    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1743-1826)
    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Albemarle County, + more
    • Profession: Statesman, Inventor, Author, Farmer, Architect, + more
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    Mark Lehner

    Mark Lehner is an American archaeologist with more than 30 years of experience excavating in Egypt. His approach, as director of Ancient Egypt Research Associates, is to conduct interdisciplinary archaeological investigation. Every excavated object is examined by specialists to create an overall picture ...more

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    • Profession: Archaeologist
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    Howard Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Archaeologists
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    Howard Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun in November 1922. more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1874-1939)
    • Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Egyptologist, Archaeologist
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    Stuart Struever is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Archaeologists
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    Stuart McKee Struever is an American archaeologist and anthropologist best known for his contributions to the archaeology of the Woodland Period in the US midwest and for his leadership of archaeology research & education foundations. He was a professor of anthropology at Northwestern University. more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Lima, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Anthropologist, Archaeologist
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    Jesse Fewkes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Archaeologists
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    Jesse Walter Fewkes was an American anthropologist, archaeologist, writer and naturalist. more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1850-1930)
    • Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Anthropologist, Archaeologist
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    Jerald T. Milanich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Archaeologists
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    Jerald T. Milanich is an American anthropologist and archaeologist, specializing in Native American culture in Florida. He is Curator Emeritus of Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida in Gainesville; Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of ...more

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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Anthropologist, Archaeologist
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    Arthur Evans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Archaeologists
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    Sir Arthur John Evans FRS FREng was an English archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete and for developing the concept of Minoan civilization from the structures and artifacts found there and elsewhere throughout the eastern Mediterranean. Evans was the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1851-1941)
    • Birthplace: Nash Mills
    • Profession: Archaeologist
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    Gertrude Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Archaeologists
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    Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her knowledge and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1868-1926)
    • Birthplace: Washington, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Mountaineer
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