Einar Gjerstad

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Einar Gjerstad (30 October 1897, Örebro – 8 January 1988, Lund) was a Swedish archaeologist of the ancient Mediterranean, particularly known for his work on Cyprus, as well as his studies of early Rome.

From 1927 until 1931 Gjerstad carried out excavations on Cyprus. From 1935 until 1940, Gjerstad served as director the Swedish Institute at Rome.

He was a pioneer in the study of Cypriot Bichrome ware.

Legacy[edit]

A street has been named after him in Larnaca, Cyprus. (It is adjacent to the Bamboula archaeological site of Kiteon.)

Publications[edit]

  • 1926 Studies on Prehistoric Cyprus
  • 1934 The Swedish Cyprus Expedition: Finds and Results of the Excavation in Cyprus 1927-1931. Vol. I
  • 1935 The Swedish Cyprus Expedition: Finds and Results of the Excavation in Cyprus 1927-1931. Vol. II
  • 1937 The Swedish Cyprus Expedition: Finds and Results of the Excavation in Cyprus 1927-1931. Vol. III
  • 1953 Early Rome Vol. I: Stratigraphical researches in the Forum Romanum and along the Sacra Via
  • 1956 Early Rome Vol. II: The tombs
  • 1960 Early Rome Vol. III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations
  • 1962 Legends and Facts of Early Roman History
  • 1966 Early Rome Vol. IV: Synthesis of archaeological evidence
  • 1973 Early Rome Vol. V: The written sources
  • 1973 Early Rome Vol. VI: Historical survey
  • 1980 Ages and Days in Cyprus, Paul Åström, Göteborg.

References[edit]

  • "Einar Gjerstad," in A Historical Dictionary of Classical Archaeology, ed. Nancy T. de Grummond (Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut 1996).