Born July 29, 1907, in Detroit. American archaeologist, specialist in the primitive and ancient history of Southwest Asia. He investigated numerous Mesolithic and early Neolithic settlements in Iraq (including Jarmo), Syria, and Iran. He worked out a division of Neolithic periods for the Near East and a division of the ancient agricultural periods for Southwest Asia.
WORKSExcavations in the Plain of Antioch, vol. 1. Chicago, 1960. (In collaboration with L. S. Braidwood.)
Prehistoric Investigations in Iraqi Kurdistan. Chicago, 1960. (In collaboration with B. Howe.)
Prehistoric Men. Chicago, 1961.