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Christensen, Ross T. (Ross Taylor), 1918-



  • Existence: 1918 - 1990

Biographical / Historical

Ross T. Christiansen (1918-1990) was a professor of archaeology and anthropology at Brigham Young University.

Ross T. Christiansen was born August 28, 1918, in Preston, Idaho to Henry Oswald and Nettie Lavina Taylor Christensen. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil from 1939 to 1942. In 1947, Ross married Ruth Richardson Morris in Mesa, Arizona. He was employed by Brigham Young University as a professor of archeology and anthropology from 1947 to 1979. Much of his research surrounded the Phoenicians. Christensen died January 12, 1990, in Provo, Utah.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Ross T. Christensen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1716
Scope and Contents Reflects Ross T. Christensen's service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil, service in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, career as a professor of archaeology at Brigham Young University, activities as a founding member of the Society for Early Historic Archaeology (SEHA), interest in Book of Mormon archaeology, participation in Leadership Week and Education Week on the BYU campus and elsewhere, and family activities. Includes...
Dates: 1939-1990

Benjamin Cluff Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 135
Scope and Contents

Contains a scrapbook containing newspaper articles (photocopy) concerning the Brigham Young Academy South American Expedition, and The Brigham Young Alumnus.

Dates: 1900-1902

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