Famous Archaeologists - List of Famous Archaeologists

Archaeologists study ancient societies to explore the people and culture of those societies. They generally work for museums, universities and government agencies. They recover and examine ancient buildings, graves and other evidences that they have found during excavation. These materials testify to the existence of previous civilizations. The remnants of artefacts and buildings of ancient civilizations provide clear picture about the culture, food habit, religion and literature of ancient people. Archaeologists follow a systematic method when they are excavating an area where, they believe, an ancient civilisation may have existed. In order to determine their sites for excavation, they employ procedures like aerial photography and field walking and sometimes even information gathered from the local populous if they are well acquainted with the area and have found ancient artefacts in the past. Methods like drawings, written information, measurements and computer aided designs play significant roles in the profession of an archaeologist. The in-depth analysis of the drawings, designs and other data play vital role for the publication of archaeological findings. Preservation of archaeological sites in collaboration with museums is also considered the responsibility of archaeologists. There are many archaeologists who work as directors of excavation and historical research programmes. Some archaeologists also choose teaching as their profession. This section provides information, in the form of a biography, about the life and works of renowned archaeologists from all over the world.

The Most Famous Archaeologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Louis LeakeyAugust 7, 1903Kenyan, BritishLouis Leakey was a Kenyan-British anthropologist who findings greatly altered conceptions about the origins and course of the evolution of human life
T. E. LawrenceAugust 16, 1888BritishThomas Edward Lawrence, also known as TE Shaw, was a British archeologist, scholar, writer, military officer, strategist, and diplomat
V. Gordon ChildeApril 14, 1892AustralianVere Gordon Childe was an Australian historian, linguist and archaeologist
T. E. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence

Thomas Edward Lawrence, also known as TE Shaw, was a British archeologist, scholar, writer, military officer, strategist, and diplomat

BritishAugust 16, 1888133 views

V. Gordon Childe

Vere Gordon Childe was an Australian historian, linguist and archaeologist

AustralianApril 14, 189294 views

Louis Leakey

Louis Leakey was a Kenyan-British anthropologist who findings greatly altered conceptions about the origins and course of the evolution of human life

KenyanAugust 7, 1903157 views