Rouse, Irving

Rouse, (Benjamin) Irving (Jr.)

(1913–  ) anthropologist, archaeologist; born in Rochester, N.Y. He held undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yale, where he taught (1939–84) and was associated (1934–85) with the Peabody Museum. A leading archaeologist of the Caribbean and Venezuela, he made important theoretical contributions to the problems of classifying and interpreting artifacts.
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