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William Andrew McDonald

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William Andrew "Bill" McDonald (April 26, 1913 – January 11, 2000) was a Canadian archaeologist. Life McDonald was born in Ontario, Canada. In 1935, he graduated from the University of Toronto (where he also played rugby union and hockey) with first-class honors in classical studies. In 1936, McDonald received his master's degree in ancient history from the same university. He studied classical archaeology at Johns Hopkins University and received his Ph.D. in 1940. His dissertation entitled The Political Meeting Places of the Greeks is still regarded as an important fundamental study of Ancient Greek public architecture. From 1938 until 1939, McDonald was a student of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and participated in excavations at Pylos and Olynthos. At Pylos, he was placed in charge of supervising the day-to-day excavation by Carl Blegen, and was on hand when the first Linear B tablets were discovered at the site on April 3, 1939; along with Bl
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