Walter Fairservis

Walter Ashlin Fairservis (1921 – 1994) was an American archaeologist.

Early life

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.[1]


Some of his notable books are:[2]

  • 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


  1. "Fairservis, Walter A. - Archives & Special Collections Library - Vassar College". Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  2. "Walter A. Fairservis; Archeologist Found Ancient Lost Cities". 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2017-02-27.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.