Claude Frédéric-Armand Schaeffer

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Claude Frédéric-Armand Schaeffer (March 6, 1898 – August 25, 1982)[1][2] was a French archeologist, born in Strasbourg, who led the French excavation team that began working on the site of Ugarit, the present day Ras Shamra in 1929, leading to the uncovering of the Ugaritic religious texts.[3]

He was curator for the Prehistoric and Gallo-Roman Museum, Strasbourg (1924–1933) and for the Museum of National Antiquities, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1933–1956).[4] Schaeffer was an advocate of catastrophism. He argued that on at least five occasions catastrophic events (such as earthquakes) had destroyed Bronze Age civilizations.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Vercoutter, Jean. (1989). Notice sur la vie et les travaux de Claude Schaeffer-Forrer, membre de l'Académie. Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. 133 (1): 178-188.
  2. ^ Biography of Claude F. A. Schaeffer
  3. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/612669/Ugarit ; "Claude Schaeffer", in Je m'appelle Byblos, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H & D, 2005, p.256-257.
  4. ^ Anonymous. (1998). Claude-Frédéric-Armand Schaeffer. In The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 10. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. p. 507
  5. ^ Burton Brown, T. (1949). Stratigraphie comparée et chronologie de l'Asie occidentale (IIIe et IIe millénaires) By C. F. A. Schaeffer. The Journal of Hellenic Studies 69: 114.
  6. ^ Palmer, Trevor. (2003). Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages. Cambridge University Press. pp. 120-121. ISBN 0-521-81928-8

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