Jacques Tixier

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Jacques Tixier

Jacques Tixier (born 1925) is a French archaeologist and prehistorian notable for his work on prehistory in Qatar and Lebanon. He led the first French archaeological mission to Qatar in 1976.[1] His team, Mission Archéologique Français à Qatar, discovered Al Khor Island that year.[2] He also discovered an archaeological site in Shagra.[3] Tixier published one of two volumes of the team's findings in 1980, with the second volume being published by his colleague Marie‐Louise Inizan in 1988.[4]


  1. ^ Jacques Tixier; Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France). Recherches anthropologiques au Proche et Moyen Orient; Qatar. Mudīrīyat al-Siyāḥah wa-al-Āthār (1980). Mission archéologique française à Qatar. CNRS, Recherches anthropologiques au Proche et Moyen Orient. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Prospections et fouilles au Qatar" (PDF) (in French). Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie, René-Ginouvès. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Fran Gillespie. "The Discovery of Qatar's Past". Qatar Living. Archived from the original on 16 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Abdul Nayeem, Muhammad (1998). Qatar Prehistory and Protohistory from the Most Ancient Times (Ca. 1,000,000 to End of B.C. Era). Hyderabad Publishers. p. 39. ISBN 9788185492049.