Clarence Stanley Fisher

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Clarence Stanley Fisher
Born(1876-08-17)August 17, 1876
DiedJuly 20, 1941(1941-07-20) (aged 64)
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania

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

Early life[edit]

Clarence Stanley Fisher was born on August 17, 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied architecture.


Fisher devoted his 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.

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

Death and legacy[edit]

Fisher died in Jerusalem. His papers, formerly housed at the Albright Institute, Jerusalem, are held in the archives of the American Schools of Oriental Research.[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).