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Jago Cooper

Jago Cooper About 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. Other Informations After earning his …

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Louis Leakey

Louis Leakey About British archaeologist whose work in the Olduvai Gorge in Africa was important in establishing human evolutionary development. Despite being a devout Christian his science was nonetheless predicated on Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Other Informations He was raised in the former British East Africa (which is now Kenya) by two Christian missionaries and …

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Marija Gimbutas

Marija Gimbutas About Lithuanian-American archaeologist known for her research on Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures. She is best known for advocating the theory that pre-Indo-European societies were matriarchal. Other Informations She studied at Vytautas Magnus University and the University of Vilnius. She is known for her Kurgan hypothesis, which locates the Proto-Indo-European homeland in the …

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Zahi Hawass

Zahi Hawass About Egyptian archaeologist who served as his country’s Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs in 2011. He’s worked at numerous archaeological sites including the Nile Delta, the Western Desert and the Upper Nile Valley. Other Informations He earned degrees from Alexandria University, Cairo University and the University of Pennsylvania. He received the American Academy of Achievements’ Golden Plate …

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Bob Brier

Bob Brier About Best known by his nickname of “Mr. Mummy,” this Egyptologist is particularly famous for his research on ancient diseases. He also hosted several documentary television programs about Ancient Egypt. Other Informations After graduating from the City University of New York’s Hunter College, he received an advanced degree in philosophy from the University …

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Alana Cordy-Collins

Alana Cordy-Collins About Archaeologist specializing in Peruvian history. He has excavated several historically-important tombs including the Royal Tombs of Sipan in 1987. Other Informations She received her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles. She excavated the Dos Cabezas pyramid, which revealed mummified “giants” who stood over 6 feet …