Bittel, Kurt
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German prehistorian and archaeologist of Western Asia. Born 5. 7. 1907 in Heidenheim, died there 30. 1. 1991. 1930 doctorate in prehistory at Marburg; 1930 DAI travel scholarship. 1933 consultant at DAI Istanbul, 1938–1944 and 1953–1959 First Director of DAI Istanbul Dept. 1946–1952 prof. of prehistory and protohistory at Univ. of Tübingen; 1960–1972 President of the DAI, honorary prof. of classical archaeology at Freie Univ. Berlin. 1967 member of the order Pour le mérite, chancellor of the order 1…

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Klinger, Jörg, “Bittel, Kurt”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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