Harri Moora

Moora, Harri

 

(also, Harri Al’bertovich Moora). Born Mar. 2, 1900, in Ehavere, in present-day Tartu Raion, Estonian SSR; died May 2, 1968, in Tallinn. Estonian archaeologist and historian. Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR (1957).

From 1930 to 1942 and from 1944 to 1950, Moora was a professor at the University of Tartu; in 1947 he became head of the section of archaeology and ethnography of the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Estonian SSR. Moora’s chief works deal with the Iron Age in the Baltic region and with the ethnogeny of its peoples; sites of fortified settlements in Estonia; the rise of a class society in the Baltic region; and the historical-cultural regions of the present-day Baltic republics. Moora was awarded the order of the Badge of Honor.

REFERENCE

“Kharri APbertovich Moora.” In Studia archaeologica in tnemoriam Harri Moora, Tallinn, 1970. (Includes a list of Moora’s works.)
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Harri Moora studied Latvian Early Iron Age spearheads in detail in his doctoral theses (1929, tables XXVII-XXVIII; 1938, 508 ff.) where he also introduced the typology of the spearheads.
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Tallgren's work was continued by his pupils, especially Harri Moora (1900-1968) (Tvauri 2003, 52 f.; Lang 2006a, 83; 2006b, 23 f.).
Popular education in prehistory was provided by Harri Moora with his book Eestlaste kultuur muistsel iseseisvus-ajal (The culture of the Estonians in their ancient period of independence) in 1926.
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