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an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
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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)
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)
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)
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)
an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology
an archeologist skilled in paleography
a nonprofessional archeologist
a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
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