Alexander Marshack
Date of Birth  :
April 4, 1918
Place of Birth  :
The Bronx
Country  :
United States
Field of Expertise  :
archeology
Educational background  :
Bachelor's degree in journalism from City College of New York.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

He rose to public prominence after the publication of The Roots of Civilization in 1972.Using microscopic analysis, Marshack showed that seemingly random or meaningless notches on bone were sometimes interpretable as structured series of numbers.Prior to Marshack's work, many Paleolithic archaeologists focused their work on art such as the cave drawings at Lascaux.

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Alexander Marshack (April 4, 1918 December 20, 2004) was an American independent scholar and Paleolithic archaeologist. He was born in The Bronx and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from City College of New York, and worked for many years for Life magazine.Alexander Marshack (April 4, 1918 December 20, 2004) was an American independent scholar and Paleolithic archaeologist. He was born in The Bronx and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from City College of New York, and worked for many years for Life magazine.