Linda Braidwood

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Linda Schreiber Braidwood
Born(1909-10-09)October 9, 1909
DiedJanuary 15, 2003(2003-01-15) (aged 93)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
University of Chicago
SpouseRobert Braidwood
Scientific career

Linda Schreiber Braidwood (October 9, 1909 – January 15, 2003) was an American archaeologist and pre-historian. She and her husband discovered the oldest known piece of cloth and some of the earliest known copper tools.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Linda Schreiber Braidwood". Brown University. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ Lavietes, Stuart (2003-01-17). "2 Archaeologists, Robert Braidwood, 95, And His Wife, Linda Braidwood, 93, Die". New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2013. They also helped transform archaeology from a field primarily devoted to providing museums with recognizable and intact artifacts to a discipline that studies the processes of change. They helped develop the modern approach to field work, with its painstaking recovery of fragmentary and nonartifactual remains, and were among the first to create research teams that included scientists from other disciplines.
  3. ^ Linda S. Braidwood; Robert John Braidwood (1982). Prehistoric village archaeology in south-eastern Turkey: the eighth millennium B.C. site at Çayönü : its chipped and ground stone industries and faunal remains. B.A.R. ISBN 978-0-86054-169-1.
  4. ^ "Linda Braidwood 1909-2003". Biography. University of Chicago. Retrieved 15 October 2013.