Archaeologists You Should Know

We asked archaeologists, historians, and classicists: who are the archaeologists the public should know? These profiles aim to share the life and work of archaeologists you should know, and to celebrate the significance of archaeological inquiry, highlight the excitement of archaeological discovery, and inspire archaeology enthusiasts as well as professional archaeologists. Our aim with this feature is to call attention to archaeologists whose work has been overlooked and/or who represent new directions in the field.

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Chelsea Blackmore: American Archaeologist and Activist Working to Change Our Understanding of Social Identity
Mary Ross Ellingson (1906-1993): Canadian Archaeologist Known For Her Work with Greek Terracotta Figurines
Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski (1910 – 2007): American Archaeologist and Pioneer of Garden Archaeology
Margaret Guido (1912-1994): English Archaeologist and Prehistorian Known for Advancing Our Knowledge Of The European Bronze And Iron Ages
Nancy Wilkie (1943-2021): American Archaeologist, Educator, and Tireless Advocate for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Bert Hodge Hill (1874-1958): American Archaeologist Known for His Contributions to the Corinth Excavations
Marion Rawson (1899-1980): American Archaeologist Known for Her Contributions to Bronze Age Archaeology at Pylos and Troy
Tatiana Avenirovna Proskouriakoff (1909- 1985): Russian-American Archaeologist, Architect, Scholar, Known for Groundbreaking Contributions to Maya Archaeology
Theresa B. Goell (1901-1985): Jewish Archaeologist, Architect, and first female to excavate in Eastern Turkey
John Wesley Gilbert (1863-1923): African American Archaeologist, Classicist, Educator, and Advocate

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