Category: archeology

Beatrice
de Cardi
(1914-2016) was a British archaeologist, a
specialist in the area of the Persian Gulf and Pakistan. She was the world’s oldest
practicing archaeologist.

She studied at University College London
and later started working for the London Museum. She served as president of the
British Foundation for the Study of Arabia, and as Secretary for the Council
for British Archaeology.

Zelia
Nuttall
(1857-1933) was an archaeologist and anthropologist. Her specialty was
the pre-Aztec culture of Mexico and Mesoamerican cultures.

One of her greatest achievements is tracing the 14th-century
Mixtec Codex, now named the Codex Zouche-Nuttall, and publish it in 1902. She
wrote numerous books on the culture of Mesoamerica, and was Honorary
Professor of Archaeology at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico.