Designed for teachers and students of classical archaeology, as well as for scholars from other areas of classical studies, this one-of-a-kind reference work on the history of classical archaeology focuses on the key contributors to the field. Reviewing the lives and accomplishments of archaeologists who lived from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, this gold mine of information covers more than just the well-known "giants" of classical archaeology; it also discusses the achievements of many lesser known archaeologists, as well as scholars from the related fields of art history, ancient numismatics, and epigraphy. Beside all the relevant data on each contributor (dates, publications, professional appointments and awards, list of excavation sites), the entries highlight the individual's unique contributions to the field and evoke the historical/archaeological context in which the person lived and worked. Including numerous illustrations, a glossary, and a thorough name and subject index, this highly informative and well-organized reference guide will delight both the casual browser and the serious scholar.
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About the Author
Linda M. Medwid (Loudonville, NY) is an instructor in Classical Studies at Siena College and a member of the Archaeological Institute of America.