TODD, K. R. U.

TODD, Killingworth Richard Utten. Samford, Suffolk 16.12.1904 — Surrey 13.4.1950. British Naval Officer in India. Son of Richard James Utten Todd and Constance Ethelreda Lunn. Joined the Royal Indian Navy as Sub-Lieutenant, finally rose to Commander. In WW II participated in Burmese operations. As archaeologist he was interested both in…

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GIMBUTAS, Marija

GIMBUTAS, Marija (Lith. Marija Gimbutienė, born Marija Birutė Alseikaitė). Vilnius 23.1.1921 — Los Angeles 2.2.1994. Lithuanian Archaeologist in the U.S.A. Professor in Los Angeles. Daughter of two physicians, Danielius Alseika (d. 1936) and Veronika Janulaitytė-Alseikienė. In 1931 the family moved to Kaunas and parents divorced. After gymnasium in Kaunas studied linguistics…

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CAMMIADE, Louis Aime

CAMMIADE, Louis Aime François. Madras 2.6.1872 — Worthing, Sussex 3.11.1951. British Civil Servant and lay Archaeologist in India. Son of merchant Gilbert Henry C. and Anne-Marie Sicé. Graduated 1891 and in law from Middle Temple 1901. In 1895 joined I.C.S. in Madras Presidency, from 1903 Deputy Collector of Tinnevely (Tirunelveli). Called…

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BROOKS, Robert R. R.

BROOKS, Robert Romano Ravi. Rome, Italy 1905 — Nyack, NY 28.1.1992. U.S. Economist. Grew up in Vermont and Florida. From 1945 Orin Sage Professor of Economics at Williams College in Williamstown, MA, retired 1971. Married Mary Elizabeth Storer (d. 1975), children. Publications: Much on economics. – With Vishnu S. Wakankar: Stone Age…

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ZEUNER, Frederick E. (Friedrich Eberhard)

ZEUNER, Frederick Everard (Friedrich Eberhard). Berlin 8.3.1905 — London 5.11.1963. German Archaeologist in the U.K. Studies of Geology and Paleontology at Berlin, Tübingen and Breslau. Ph.D. 1928 Breslau, worked there as Assistant. PD 1931 Freiburg i.Br. As a Jew emigrated to England in 1934 and was employed in British Museum.…

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KING, William

KING, William.1834? — Bedford ?.12.1900. Anglo-Irish Geologist in India. Son of William King (1809–1886, the Geologist, who in 1863 proposed that Homo neanderthalensis is a different species) and Jane Nicholson. Wikipedia on father claims that they were only married in 1839! Studied civil engineering at Queen’s College in Galway, then studies at…

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COCKBURN, John

COCKBURN, John. 18?? — 1???. British Civil Servant in India, interested in Prehistory. Served in Opium Department (1879/83). In 1879 characterized as “late Curator of the Allahábád Museum, Officiating Assistant Osteologist, Indian Museum, Calcutta.” Publications: “Notes on Stone Implements from the Khasi Hills, and the Bhanda and Vellore Districts”, JASB…

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RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry

RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry (Harry). London 16.9.1838 — Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland 11.5.1923. British Colonial Officer and Scholar of Indian Prehistory. Colonel. Born in a family with long tradition of Indian service, son of Admiral John Edward R.-C. and Maria Jane Davis. In 1858-94 worked in Bengal Civil Service (i.a. as secretary…

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FOOTE, R. Bruce

FOOTE, Robert Bruce. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 22.9.1834 — Calcutta 29.12.1912. British Geologist in South India, a Pioneer of Indian Prehistoric Archaeology. Son of William Henry F. and Sophia Wells. Joined the Geological Survey of India 1858 at the age of 24, remained there 33 years, working in South India, Superintendent 1885.…

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FAIRSERVIS, Walter A., Jr

FAIRSERVIS, Walter Ashlin, Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y. 17.2.1924 — Sharon, Conn. 12.7.1994. U.S. Archaeologist. Museum Curator and Professor in New York. Son of the elder W.A.F. and Edith Eager. He had an early interest in archaeology. In 1937 he ran from the school, got a job on a freighter heading east,…

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