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David Walter Phillipson

David Walter Phillipson, archaeologist, museum curator. Fellow Gonville and Caius College, 1988. Chairman Madingley School Trust, Cambridge, 1983-1985. Fellow Society Antiquaries London (treasurer 1987-1993), Royal Geography Society.

Background

  • Phillipson, David Walter was born on October 17, 1942 in Appletreewick, Yorkshire, England. Son of Herbert and Mildred (Atkinson) Phillipson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, 1978.

    Career

    • Director National Monument Commission, Livingstone, Zambia, 1964-1972. Assistant director British Institute Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 1972-1978. Keeper Glasgow City Museum, Scotland, 1979-1981.

      Curator University Museum Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, England, since 1981. Reader in African prehistory University Cambridge, since 1991. Honorary secretary British Institute Eastern Africa, London, 1986-1994, president, since 1994.

      Director studies in archeology Gonville and Caius College, 1981.

    Works

    • Archaeology of Early Northeastern Africa (Studies in African Archaeology)
    • Proceedings of the International Symposium organized by the Poznan Archaeological Museum, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Science, Poznan Branch and International Commission of the Later Prehistory of Northeastern Africa held at the Poznan Archaeological Museum, July 14th-18th 2003.

    Membership

    Chairman Madingley School Trust, Cambridge, 1983-1985. Fellow Society Antiquaries London (treasurer 1987-1993), Royal Geography Society.

    Personality

    Interests

    Bibliophilia.

    Connections

    • Married Laurel Lofgren, June 26, 1967. Children: Arthur Veric, Tacye Elizabeth.
    • father: Herbert Phillipson
    • mother: Mildred (Atkinson) Phillipson
    • spouse: Laurel Lofgren
    • children: Arthur Veric Phillipson
    • Tacye Elizabeth Phillipson
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    Born October 17, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Gonville and Caius College
    • 1978
      University Cambridge
    • 1964 - 1972
      Director, National Monument Commission
      Livingstone, Luapula, Zambia
    • 1972 - 1978
      assistant, director British Institute Eastern Africa
      Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
    • 1979 - 1981
      keeper Glasgow City Museum
      Scotland, Connecticut, United States
    • 1981
      curator University Museum Archaeology and Anthropology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1991
      reader in African prehistory University Cambridge

    Award