Jacques Tixier was 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. His team, Mission Archéologique Français à Qatar, discovered Al Khor Island that year. He also discovered an archaeological site in Shagra. 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.
^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.