Sunday, December 03, 2006

Bruce Trigger

There are early reports that Bruce Trigger has died. Bruce Trigger has helped to explain in the clearest terms how archaeology had developed, and the consequences that this has had for the field as a whole, but he has also participated in the development of archaeological thinking itself, exploring new ideas and offering different approaches. An informal tribute to him can be found at the above site. One of his important contributions to Egyptology was the Predynastic chapter of Ancient Egypt: A Social History, with B.J. Kemp, D. O'Connor, and A.B. Lloyd (Cambridge University Press 1983). Another was the comparative study Understanding Early Civilizations (Cambridge University Press 2003).
A summary, by Trigger, of his publications and research interests, can be found at:
http://www.arts.mcgill.ca/programs/anthro/faculty/trigger.htm

1 comment:

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/arts/story.html?id=0b740a2d-87c1-4a