Jago Cooper

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Date of Birth June 1, 1977
Place of Birth England
Age 43 years old
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Jago Cooper is a British archaeologist and the Curator of the Americas at the British Museum whose career has focused on the archaeology of South America and the Caribbean, in particular the historic effects of climate change on island communities. Since 2011 he has written and presented a series of programmes for BBC Four, including Lost Kingdoms of South America, Lost Kingdoms of Central America, Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World, Masters Of The Pacific Coast: The Tribes Of The American Northwest, and The Inca: Masters of the Clouds.

Born: Jago Elliott Cooper, Jun 1, 1977, St. Pancras, London, England, UK
Nationality: British
Occupation: Archaeologist
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About Jago Cooper

Notable for his archaeological research in the Caribbean and South America, Cooper took over responsibility for the Americas wing of the British Museum in 2012. He is also known for hosting the BBC programs Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World and Lost Kingdoms of South America.

Before Fame

After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees and his doctorate in archaeology from University College London, he taught at the University of Leicester.

Achievement

Some of his research has delved into the effects of a changing climate upon islanders.

Family Life

A native of London, England, he returned to his home city after attending boarding school in Dorset, South West England.

Associations

Cooper and Tony Robinson co-hosted a British Channel 4 documentary series called Man on Earth.

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  • Alumni of the UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • People educated at Bryanston School
  • Employees of the British Museum
  • English archaeologists
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Latest information about Jago Cooper updated on January 15, 2021.

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