Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


1 March 2010

Nicolas Coldstream (1927-2008)

Gerald Cadogan The Annual of the British School at Athens 104 (2009) [February 2010]: 1-8.


Nicolas Coldstream, archaeologist of Greece and the Mediterranean in the 9th and 8th centuries BC, was born in India, educated in England, and carried out the research for his first masterpiece Greek Geometric Pottery (1968) while Macmillan Student at the British School at Athens (1957-60). In 1960 he began a long career at the University of London, culminating with the Yates Chair of Classical Archaeology at University College. Renowned as a teacher, he drew many graduate students, especially from Greece and Cyprus. As a prolific scholar, he also wrote Geometric Greece (1977), many articles, several reports on excavations including The Sanctuary of Demeter at Knossos (1973), the Knossos North Cemetery (1996) with Hector Catling, and Kythera (1972) with George Huxley, as well as the revised editions of his two fundamental monographs.


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