Ralph Stefan Solecki is an American archaeologist. (born October 15, 1917 in Brooklyn). He is a former member of the faculty at Columbia University (1959–1988), and his best-known excavations were at the Neanderthal site at Shanidar Cave in Iraq. His publications include early works on aerial photography and photo-interpretation as well as two volumes on Shanidar (1971, 1972). He is the father of American geographer William Solecki and UNHCR official John Solecki.
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