Philip Phillips

Archaeologist, Author

1900 – 1994

79

Who was Philip Phillips?

Philip Phillips was an influential archaeologist in the United States during the 20th century. Although his first graduate work was in architecture, he later received a doctorate from Harvard University under advisor Alfred Marston Tozzer. His first archaeological experiences were on Iroquois sites, but he specialized in the Mississippian culture, especially its Lower Mississippi Valley incarnation.

In 1937, he was appointed assistant curator of Southeastern Archaeology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard. In 1949, he became its curator; and remained an honorary curator from his 1967 retirement until his death.

His professional collaborations with James A. Ford, James Bennett Griffin, and Gordon Willey have become some of the standard works of American archaeology.

His professional obituary, including a summary of his life's accomplishments, was written by his lifelong colleague and collaborator Gordon R. Willey. It was published in 1996 by the Society for American Archaeology.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Aug 11, 1900
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
Died
Dec 11, 1994

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Philip Phillips." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 9 Dec. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/philip_phillips_1900>.

Discuss this Philip Phillips biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net