Robert Alexander Stewart Macalister

MACALISTER, Robert Alexander Stewart. b. Dublin, 8 July 1870; d. Cambridge, 26 April 1950. Born at Dublin, the son of the Professor of Anatomy at Trinity College, he was educated at Rathmines School, Dublin, and then at the Perse School, Cambridge (his father having moved to Cambridge as Professor of Anatomy in 1883). He studied geology at St John’s College, Cambridge, subsequently becoming an archaeologist of national importance. He worked in the Middle East from 1900 to 1909 as Director of Excavations for the Palestine Exploration Fund (1900-1909). He was the author of many distinguished monographs on archaeological subjects, principally in Palestine and Ireland (for a list see Barkley,...

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