David Walter Phillipson FBA FSA (born 17 October 1942) is a British archaeologist specializing in African archaeology. His most notable work has been in Ethiopia, particularly on the archaeology of Aksumite sites. He was curator of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge from 1981–2006, and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1988–2006.
- African Archaeology
- Foundations of an African Civilisation: Aksum and the northern Horn, 1000 BC - AD 1300
- Ancient Churches of Ethiopia. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2009. ISBN 9780300141566
- ‘PHILLIPSON, Prof. David Walter’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 5 March 2013
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