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Noël Hume, Ivor (1927 (date of birth) - 2017 (date of death))



  • Existence: 1927 (date of birth) - 2017 (date of death) - 2017


Ivor Noël Hume, known largely for his work on colonial American archeologucal excavations, is considered "the father of historical archaeology." Hume worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from 1957 to 1988, retiring as the director of the archaeological program.

In 1962, he participated in the excavation of the New Bremen Glass Manufactory, also known as the Amelung Glass Manufactory, near present-day Frederick, Maryland. The excavation was sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass and the Smithsonian Institution.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Amelung Excavation Records

Identifier: MS-0001
Scope and Contents These records comprise documents produced between 1962 and 1966, during excavation at the John Frederick Amelung glasshouse site in Maryland. They also include as well as more recent material, such as reports on the excavation and photographs of the excavation selected for exhibition. The records are arranged into five series: (1) Records of the Amelung Excavation, 1962-1966(2) Background Reseach Materials, Circa 1962-1963(3) Ivor Noël Hume's...
Dates: 1962-1976