Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Shear, Theodore Leslie, 1938- (archaeologist)



Born in Athens, where his father was Director of the American excavations in the Ancient Agora. Awarded a BA in Classics, Princeton, and a PhD from the Art and Archaeology Department, Princeton University in 1966. He became Director of American excavations in the Athenian Agora 1968-1994. Married Ione Mylonas in 1959 (daughter of the archaeologist George Mylonas).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


House of Shields, section B, Second Season 1954 T. L. Shear, 1954

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/58
Scope and Contents

1954 Excavation Notebook for House of Shields compiled by Theodore (Bucky) Shear. Daily account of excavation on r., sketch plans and section drawings on v. Catalogued finds are annotated with their object number in red pencil.
2 inserts: 1 note in ink on a tear off calendar page about a bronze object in a museum; 1 plan of House of Shields in pencil on tracing paper.

Dates: 1954

Houses viewed from citadel before road change, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/2/13/3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Site photographs comprise the excavated areas of Mycenae which were not principally associated by the archaeologists with funerary archaeology.

Dates: 1953

Mycenae 1953 Excavation of the North House (House of Shields) from August 7, 1953, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/1/1/50
Scope and Contents

1953 Excavation Notebook for the 'House of Shields' (originally the North House of the House of the Oil Merchant) compiled by Theodore 'Bucky' Shear. Daily account of excavation, with sketch plans and section drawings, on r. and small finds, logged by basket number, recorded on v.

Dates: 1953