Emeritus Professor Antonio Giuseppe Sagona FSA FAHA AM: portrait of a scholar (1956–2017)
Australian Archaeology | Australian Archaeological Association Inc. | Published : 2017
The death of Antonio (Tony) Sagona on 29 June 2017 deprived the field of Near Eastern archaeology generally, and the University of Melbourne in particular, of a most distinguished scholar. Tony played a crucial role in promoting and developing the study of archaeology at the University of Melbourne. His unwavering commitment to research, combined with rigorous archaeological fieldwork techniques, an engaging teaching style and remarkable personal generosity, transformed the discipline.