Fisher, Clarence Stanley

Fisher, Clarence Stanley

(1876–1941) archaeologist; born in Philadelphia. A trained architect, Fisher turned to archaeology after accompanying expeditions to Nippur (1898–1900) and Samaria (1908–10). He stayed in the Middle East directing digs and teaching at the American School of Oriental Research, Jerusalem (1925–41). Best known for his Palestinian excavations, Fisher published important reports on Nippur (1905–6), Samaria (1924), and Armageddon (1929). He is noted for his pioneering precision in the surveying and mapping of sites, the drafting of plans of all structures, and the recording of locations of all recovered objects.
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