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Linda Braidwood, 1909-2003

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Linda Braidwood, a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, was a constant companion and professional colleague to her husband, Robert. She died the evening of his death, Wednesday, January 15, in the University of Chicago Hospitals. Linda Braidwood, 93, and Robert Braidwood lived in LaPorte, Indiana.

“Through the years, it is impossible to disentangle Bob Braidwood’s contributions from those of his wife, Linda,” said Gil Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute. “The two of them were true intellectual partners in addition to their deep personal commitment to each other. Everyone who encountered them over the years was struck by the way they worked together as a team.”

Linda Braidwood received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1932 and an M.A. in Archaeology from the University of Chicago in 1946.

Linda Braidwood joined her husband on expeditions throughout the Middle East, beginning in 1937. She helped him organize the work and was a frequent collaborator on his projects, which took the couple to Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey.

She was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Turkey from 1963 to 1964 and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Archaeology from 1952 to 1967.

She published extensively with her husband and other scholars. She was the author of Digging Beyond the Tigris and wrote a number of reviews and other articles.

 

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