Walter Ashlin Fairservis (1921 – 1994) was an American archaeologist.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, in 1921. His mother, Edith Yeager, was an actress. His wife, Jan, was an artist and illustrator. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from Columbia University and a second M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
- Before the Buddha Came
- The Roots of Ancient India
- Cave Paintings of the Great Hunters
- The Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile and the Doomed Monuments of Nubia
- The Archeology of the Southern Gobi-Mongolia
- The Harappan Civilization and Its Writing: A Model for the Decipherment of the Indus Script
- The threshold of civilization;: An experiment in prehistory
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