6 Black Archaeologists and Anthropologists You Should Know About

54ecc2e91f07caed5f3df032891fc9deJohn Wesley Gilbert 

Gilbert (July 6, 1864 – Nov. 19, 1923), an archaeologist born in Georgia, faced extreme racism and prejudice, but that did not stop him from being the first Black professor at Paine College and the first Black person to earn a master’s at Brown University in 1891. Gilbert is also the first person to map the ancient Greek city-state of Eretria where, from 1890-1891, he conducted archaeological excavations  with Professor John Pickard.

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