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Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89

Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89

Famed archaeologist Ivor Noël Hume, who established historical archaeology within the discipline, passed away at his home Saturday surrounded by family. He was 89 years old.

Noël Hume will be remembered for his contributions to archaeology, but his family wants to make sure no one forgets the impact he made beyond his craft.

“He was a lot more than just a master of his craft,” his stepdaughter Kristen Welch said. “I will remember him for being the only dad that I’ve ever known. I will remember his unbelievable ability to find humor in anything, and will remember him for his unbelievable way of saying the most amazing things in three words or less.”

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