ⓘ Johannes Boe, archaeologist. In 1921, Boe received his candidatus philologiæ degree with the thesis Norske guldfund fra folkevandringstiden Norwegian Gold Finds ..

                                     

ⓘ Johannes Boe (archaeologist)

In 1921, Boe received his candidatus philologiæ degree with the thesis Norske guldfund fra folkevandringstiden Norwegian Gold Finds from the Migration Period. In 1931 he received his doctorate with the dissertation Jernalderens keramikk i Norge Iron Age Ceramics in Norway. In 1921 he was appointed a researcher at the University Museum of Bergen, and he was later a research professor at the same institution.

Boe was distinguished by his exceptionally rich scholarly production, ranging from the early Stone Age to the Iron Age. His best-known work, alongside his doctoral dissertation, is Le Finmarkien: Les origines de la civilisation dans lextreme-nord de lEurope Finnmark: The Origins of Civilization in the Far North of Europe, which he coauthored with Anders Nummedal and in which they established the Komsa culture as having its own status in the Norwegian Stone Age.

                                     

1. Family

Boe was born in Ringsaker, Norway, the son of John O. Boe 1851–1910 and Marie Nilsdatter Bjerke 1859–1953. His father was a farmer at the Ottersrud farm. Boe married Dagny Godager 1896–1982 in 1920 and was the father of the art historian Alf Boe 1927–2010.