Robert Braidwood

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: archeologist known for uncovering evidence of the beginnings of agriculture in the Middle East, including finding the oldest known copper tools and piece of cloth (both more than 9,000 years old), and who authored several books including Prehistoric Men and Excavations in the Plain of Antioch.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

 

Born: July 29, 1907

 

Died: January 15, 2003

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois