archeologist

Definitions of archeologist
  1. noun
    an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
    synonyms: archaeologist
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    Sir Arthur John Evans
    British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)
    Heinrich Schliemann
    German archaeologist who discovered nine superimposed city sites of Troy; he also excavated Mycenae (1822-1890)
    Homer Armstrong Thompson
    United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
    Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler
    Scottish archaeologist (1890-1976)
    Johann Joachim Winckelmann
    German archaeologist and art historian said to be the father of archaeology (1717-1768)
    Sir Charles Leonard Woolley
    English archaeologist who supervised the excavations at Ur (1880-1960)
    Howard Carter
    Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)
    Jean Francois Champollion
    Frenchman and Egyptologist who studied the Rosetta Stone and in 1821 became the first person to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics (1790-1832)
    Thomas Young
    British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)
    types:
    Egyptologist
    an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology
    paleographer, paleographist
    an archeologist skilled in paleography
    pothunter
    a nonprofessional archeologist
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    anthropologist
    a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
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