Clarence Stanley Fisher

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Clarence Stanley (C. S.) Fisher (17 August 1876 – 20 July 1941) was an American archaeologist.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, C. S. Fisher was a graduate of the school of architecture, University of Pennsylvania, but devoted his subsequent career to Near Eastern archaeology. During World War I, Fisher was assigned to Egypt, where he worked under George Reisner there and in Palestine[1] and undertook excavations at Dendera under the auspices of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. After the war he undertook archaeological field work in the Near East, still for the University Museum, for which he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by the University in 1924.

In 1925 Fisher was appointed professor of Archaeology in the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). He spent the years 1936–1940 compiling his monumental Corpus of Palestinian Pottery.

He was the moving spirit in the founding of the Dar el-Awlad, Jerusalem, the Home for Children.

He died in Jerusalem. His papers, formerly housed at the Albright Institute, Jerusalem, are conserved with ASOR.[2]


  1. ^ Dilys Pegler Winegrad. Through Time, Across Continents: a hundred years of archaeology and anthropology at the University Museum (University of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) 1993:28
  2. ^ Glueck, Nelson. "Clarence Stanley Fisher in memoriam", Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, no. 43 (1941:2–4).