Robert Braidwood

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Archeologist
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Date of Birth July 29, 1907
Place of Birth Michigan
Date of Death Jan 15, 2003 (95)
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Robert John Braidwood was an American archaeologist and anthropologist, one of the founders of scientific archaeology, and a leader in the field of Near Eastern Prehistory.

Born: June 29, 1907, Detroit, Michigan
Died: January 15, 2003, Chicago, Illinois
Institutions: University of Chicago
Education: University of Michigan (MA, 1933), University of Chicago (PhD, 1943)
Notable students: Kent Flannery, Frank Hole
Spouse: Linda Braidwood

About Robert Braidwood

University of Chicago archaeologist who led the study of prehistoric Middle East cultures. In his decades-long career he uncovered among the earliest known human structures and tools, as well as the earliest clothing piece.

Robert Braidwood Before Fame

He began his archaeologic research by traveling to Syria in 1933 to work on a team under James Henry Breasted.

Achievement of Robert Braidwood

He received the the Gold Medal Award from the Archaeological Institute of America in 1971.

Robert Braidwood Family Life

His wife Linda S. Braidwood, also a trained archaeologist, helped out on much of his work.

Associations of Robert Braidwood

Mary Leakey was another prominent archaeologist - she studied stone-age tools made by prehistoric African civilizations.

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  • American expatriates in Turkey
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Latest information about Robert Braidwood updated on April 18, 2021.

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