Archaeologist, specialist in late Aegean Bronze Age art; professor at Uppsala University 1952-70. Furumark's major work, The Chronology of Mycenaean Pottery appeared in 1941. It remains the standard work on the subject. After World War II, his innovative research into the prehistory of Italy was published in 1947 as Detäldsa Italien. He excavated Cyprus 1947-48 (at Sinda). In 1950 his "Settlement at Ialysos and Aegean History c. 1550-1400 BC," was published. He was director of the Swedish Institute in Athens, 1956-57.