Hallam L. Movius
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|Hallam L. Movius|
Archaeologist Hallam L. Movius, who posited the existence of the Movius Line.
November 28, 1907|
|Died||May 30, 1987
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Known for||Excavations in Europe and throughout Asia
Posited the Movius Line
He was born in Newton, Massachusetts and attended Harvard College, graduating in 1930. After receiving his PhD from Harvard and serving in the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy during World War II, he returned to Harvard and became a professor of archaeology there. Eventually he also became curator of Paleolithic Archaeology at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
He is the father of the American poet Geoffrey Movius.
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