L’Abbé Jean Cochet
(7 Mar 1812 - 1 Jun 1875)
French priest and archaeologist who was one of the founders of archaeology as a science in France. He was ordained priest in 1836, appointed inspector of historical monuments for the department of Seine-Inférieure in 1849, then curator of the Museum of Antiquities of Rouen.
Science Quotes by L’Abbé Jean Cochet (1 quote)
Quand le sol aura été interrogé, il répondra.
When the soil has been questioned, it will answer.
— L’Abbé Jean Cochet
From La Seine-Inférieure Historique et Archéologique: Époques Gauloise, Romaine et Franque (1866), 388. Used as epigraph in Mortimer Wheeler, Archaeology from the Earth (1954), xii. English by Webmaster using Google translate.