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David Walter Phillipson

archaeologist , museum curator

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

book Prehistoric Rock Paintings & Engravings Of Zambia book National monuments of Zambia: An illustrated guide book The iron age in Zambia book Later Prehistory of Eastern and Southern Africa book East Africa's Prehistoric Past book East Africa's Prehistoric Past book African Archaeology (Cambridge World Archaeology) book San Spirituality: Roots, Expression, and Social Consequences (African Archaeology Series) book African Archaeology: 3rd (Third) edition book African Archaeology (Cambridge World Archaeology) 2nd edition by Phillipson, David W. (1994) Hardcover book Archaeology of Early Northeastern Africa (Studies in African Archaeology)

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bibliophilia.

Connections

Married Laurel Lofgren, June 26, 1967. Children: Arthur Veric, Tacye Elizabeth.