Sinclair Hood passed away peacefully early Monday morning, at the age of 103. Sinclair was one of the great archaeologists of the 20th century, and was particularly associated with the Minoan Palace of Knossos where he worked and excavated for many years. He authored numerous books and articles on Minoan civilisation, and was Director of the British School at Athens 1954-1962. His most recent work, a monumental compilation of The Masons’ Marks of Minoan Knossos, was published just last year. The Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory at Oxford is named after Sinclair and his wife Rachel who predeceased him in 2016.