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archaeologist , educator , journalist

Thomas Warren Jacobsen, American archaeologist, educator, freelance/self-employed journalist. Fulbright scholar Greece, 1962-1963; Olivia James fellow Archeological Institute American, Greece, 1968-1969; American Council Learned Societies fellow, 1973-1974; National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, 1973-1974; American Philosophical Society grantee, 1973-1974.


Jacobsen, Thomas Warren was born on March 18, 1935 in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Maurice and Effie (Jensen) Jacobsen.


Bachelor of Arts, St. Olaf College, 1957; Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1960; postgraduate, American School Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, 1962-1963; Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1964.


Assistant professor classics, classical archeology, Vanderbilt University, 1964-1966; assistant professor, Indiana U., 1966-1968; associate professor, Indiana U., 1968-1975; professor, Indiana U., 1975-1992; professor emeritus, since 1992; department chairman classical studies, Indiana U., 1975-1978; director program in classical archaeology, Indiana U., 1970-1985. Staff member excavations, Porto Cheli, Greece, 1962, 65, 66, field director, 1967, director excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece, 1967-1996, staff excavations, Kea, Greece, 1963. Du Pont special research fellow American School Classical Studies Athens, 1980-1981.

Visiting scholar Tulane University, since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • General editor Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece, 1985-1996. Member editorial board Archaeology, 1988-1992.


Served with Army of the United States, 1957. Member American Association of University Professors, Archaeol. Institute American (Charles Eliot Norton Memorial lecturer spring 1988), Society for American Archaeology, Society Professional Archaeologists, Society.for Preservation of Greek Heritage, British Institute Archaeology, Ankara Association Field Archaeology.


Married Kathryn Jane Anderson, August 18, 1956 (deceased June 1978). Children: Mark Thomas, Kirsten. Married Susan K. Lehr, August 1, 1981 (divorced December 1991).

Married Sharyn Anne Elmquist, January 18, 1997.

Maurice Jacobsen

Effie (Jensen) Jacobsen

Sharyn Anne Elmquist

Kathryn Jane Anderson

Susan K. Lehr

Kirsten Jacobsen

Mark Thomas Jacobsen