Jacques Tixier

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Tixier in 1987

Jacques Tixier (1 January 1925 – 3 April 2018)[1] was a French archaeologist and prehistorian. He was known for his work on prehistory in Qatar, Lebanon, and North Africa. He led the first French archaeological mission to Qatar in 1976.[2] He helped discover Al Khor Island that year.[3] He also discovered an archaeological site in Shagra.[4]

Tixier died in Paris on 3 April 2018 at the age of 93.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mort de l'archéologue Jacques Tixier". 16 April 2018 – via Le Monde.
  2. Jacques Tixier; Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France). Recherches anthropologiques au Proche et Moyen Orient; Qatar. Mudīrīyat al-Siyāḥah wa-al-Āthār (1980). Mission archéologique française à Qatar. CNRS, Recherches anthropologiques au Proche et Moyen Orient. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  3. "Prospections et fouilles au Qatar" (PDF) (in French). Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  4. Fran Gillespie. "The Discovery of Qatar's Past". Qatar Living. Archived from the original on 16 December 2015.
  5. Mort de l’archéologue Jacques Tixier (French)