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Henri de Contenson

Henri de Contenson (4 March 1926 – 8 September 2019) was a French archaeologist and was the Research Director at the CNRS, The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research), a research organization funded by France's Ministry of Research.

He was born in Paris in March 1926. A student of André Parrot, Raymond Lantier and André Leroi-Gourhan, he was Assistant Director of archaeological digs in the Middle East from 1951 to 1976.[1] The results of his work are documented in numerous publications. He died in September 2019 at the age of 93.[2]

BooksEdit

  • 1966 - La Basilique Chrétienne d'Aksha (The Christian Basilica of Aksha), Aksha I, Paris, 1966 (with appendices by J. de Heinzelin and P. Leman).
  • 1992 - Préhistoire de Ras Shamra (Prehistory of Ras Shamra), I. Text, II. Figures and plates, Ras Shamra-Ougarit VIII, ERC, Paris, 1992 (in collaboration with Jacques Blot, Liliane Courtois, Monique Dupeyron & Arlette Leroi-Gourhan).
  • 1995 - Aswad et Ghoraifé, sites néolithiques en Damascène (Syrie) aux IXe et VIIIe millénaires avant l'ère chrétienne, B.A.H. CXXXVII, Beyrouth, 1995 (in collaboration with Patricia Anderson, Marie-Claire Cauvin, Jacques Clère, Pierre Ducos, Monique Dupeyron, Claudine Maréchal & Danielle Stordeur).
  • 2000 - Ramad, site néolithique en Damascène (Syrie) aux VIIIe et VIIe millénaires avant l'ère chrétienne, B.A.H. 157, Beyrouth, 2000 (in collaboration with Marie-Claire Cauvin, Liliane Courtois, Pierre Ducos, Monique Dupeyron, Willem van Zeist).
  • 2001 - (in collaboration with Pierre de Longuemar) Mémorial 1939-1945, EHRET, Paris, 2001.
  • 2004 - 50 ans de tessons. Propos sur l'Archéologie palestinienne, Paris, 2004.
  • 2005 - Antiquités éthiopiennes. D'Axoum à Haoulti, Bibliothèque Peiresc 16, Saint-Mandé,
  • 2007 - (in collaboration with Pierre de Longuemar) Mémorial 1939-1962, Paris, 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kafafi, Zeidan A. (2006). "Henri De Contenson's archaeological fieldwork in the eastern part of the Jordan valley: a re-evaluation". Syria. 83: 69–82. JSTOR 40649381.
  2. ^ Comte Henri de CONTENSON