Lord William Desmond Taylour

(1904—1989) archaeologist

Related Overviews

Alan John Bayard Wace (1879—1957) archaeologist



More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Archaeology


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1904–89) [Bi]

British archaeologist well known for his work in Greece. Born in Ireland and educated at Harrow, he was the second son of the fourth Marquess of Headfort. After careers in banking and interior design in New York, and war service in North Africa, he studied archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College, Cambridge, before completing a Ph.D. on Mycenaean pottery in Italy. His career as excavator started during the 1950s, and after the death of Alan Wace in 1957 he took over and completed the British expedition to Mycenae. He excavated at Hagios Stephanos in Laconia between 1959 and 1977.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Archaeology.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.