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David French: A Life in Anatolian Archaeology

David French: A Life in Anatolian Archaeology

The BIAA is proud to announce this open-access collection of contributions to the commemoration of David French, who was the Institute’s longest serving director between 1968-1993.

This engaging tribute to David French (1933–2017) brings together reflections on his life and career that range across continents and span key decades in the history of Anatolian archaeology. As such, this is a valuable history of the discipline as reflected through the life of one individual, with a cast of characters that includes some of the leading figures of 20th-century archaeology. At the same time, it is an intimate account of David’s relationships with Turkey and the Turkish people, and commemorates his life through stories and anecdotes that friends and colleagues recount with warmth, humour and admiration. 

Find out more and access the volume here.


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