Robert Braidwood

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Birthday
29, 1907
Birthplace
Michigan
DEATH DATE
Jan 15, 2003 (95)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1907
Birthplace
Michigan
DEATH DATE
Jan 15, 2003 (95)

About

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.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

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

Family Life

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

Associated With

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