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.
A street has been named after him in
Larnaca, Cyprus. (It is adjacent to the Bamboula archaeological site of Kition.)
Publications [ edit ]
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).