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General Pitt Rivers, collector and archaeologist

Mark Atkinson

General Pitt Rivers, collector and archaeologist

his contribution to museology and archaeology.

by Mark Atkinson

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Written in English

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  • Pitt-Rivers, Augustus Henry, -- 1827-1900.

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    Dissertation (B.A. History) - King Alfred"s College, 1986.

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    Open LibraryOL21686305M

    World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization introduces the range, history and significance of the archaeological collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. In 29 newly-commissioned essays written by a specialist team, the volume explores more than , artefacts from countries, from the Stone Age to the modern Format: Paperback. A mummy hunter; a famous Italian collector who worked in Egypt from to Would crawl s of yards into the rocky hillsides behind Thebes in search of mummies and papyri. General Augustus Lane-Fox pitt rivers. british archaeologist who trained on roman sites in britain, she applied a close control over stratigraphy when she.

    - he estates Pitt Rivers inherited in contained a wealth of archaeological material from the Roman and Saxon periods. He excavated these over seventeen seasons, from the mids until his death. His approach was highly methodical by the standards of the time, and he is widely regarded as the first scientific archaeologist to work in Britain. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

    A little research revealed this to be the residence of John Wickham Flower (), a lawyer, archaeologist, antiquarian and collector. His widow donated a huge collection of 1, pieces, including ancient Cypriot material, to Oxford’s University Museum in after his death, and this was later transferred to the Pitt Rivers Museum.   There is no consensus within archaeological literature as to who the first archaeologist was. The difficulty answering this questions arises from the blurry line between antiquarianism, archaeology's interdisciplinary precursor, and archaeology it.


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General Pitt Rivers, collector and archaeologist by Mark Atkinson Download PDF EPUB FB2

To find out more about Pitt Rivers' interest in technologies and materials, see here. To find out more about Pitt Rivers' life, collections and museums see here. Further reading. Bowden, M. [reprinted ] General Pitt Rivers” the father of scientific archaeology Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum Bowden, M.

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers, (born ApHope Hall, Yorkshire, Eng.—died May 4,Rushmore, Wiltshire), archaeologist often called the “father of British archaeology,” who stressed the need for total excavation of sites, thorough stratigraphic observation and recording, and prompt and complete publication.

Like Sir Flinders Petrie, Pitt-Rivers adopted a. Pitt Rivers. The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL, FRS, FSA MARK BOWDEN.

pages, 60 illustrations, bibliogra-phy, index. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Uni-versity Press, $ cloth. ISBN Reviewed by Norman Hammond, Department of Ar. Augustus Henry Lane Fox was born at Hope Hall, Yorkshire on 14 April into a wealthy landowning family.

He changed his name to Pitt Rivers after inheriting an estate from his great uncle. Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers was born in in Yorkshire to a wealthy land-owning family. In he entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and was General Pitt Rivers into the Grenadier Guards in ‘Pitt Rivers.

The life and archaeological work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL FRS FSA’ by Mark Bowden,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xvi + pp.

ISBN (hbk). Buy Pitt Rivers: The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers 1 by Bowden, Mark (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(2).

The Museum holds archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world. It was founded in when General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his collection to the University.

H ere are a selection of Pitt-Rivers' obituaries and death notices from Several of these articles were published, more or less word-for-word in several publications. The Athenaeum 12 May p. GENERAL PITT-RIVERS GENERAL PITT-RIVERS, who died on May 4th, at the age of seventy-three, was, without any exaggeration, one of the first men of the century as an anthropologist and exact.

Augustus Pitt Rivers was born in to an aristocratic family in Wetherby, England. He was born with the last name Lane-Fox, but had to change it to Pitt-Rivers when he received his inheritance. He served in the military during the Crimean War, joining in at the age of   PITT-RIVERS, AUGUSTUS HENRY LANE-FOX (–), English soldier and archaeologist, son of W.

Lane-Fox, was born on the 14th of April It was not till that he assumed the name of Pitt-Rivers, on inheriting the Dorsetshire and Wiltshire estates of his great-uncle, the second Lord Rivers.

The Museum was founded inwhen General Pitt-Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his collection to the University of Oxford. Augustus Henry Lane Fox was born in in Yorkshire. collector, field archaeologist, and the first Inspector of An- General Pitt-Rivers: Evolu-tion and Archaeology in the Nineteenth Century (Bradford-on-Avon ), which is in some ways superior to the Bowden biography, both in its readability and in the general picture The book does provide an interesting picture of her ex.

Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers () is renowned as an early British archaeologist and donor of the founding ethnographic and archaeological collection to the Pitt.

The jar forms part of the founding collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum, assembled by General Pitt-Rivers before Pitt-Rivers excavated a number of sites in West Sussex, and acquired this jar from James Medhurst, who excavated it.

This vacancy has now been filled. For details of the Excavating Pitt-Rivers project, see here. 6 WORLD ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM. volumes was Blackwood’s pioneering interests in ethnoarchaeology.

In contrast, not one of the eight volumes in the. Pitt Rivers M. Posts about Pitt Rivers written by foundationsarch. Volunteers and project organisers were on hand over the weekend of th September to showcase the Foundations of Archaeology Project at this very well attended event.

A key feature was the surprising and regular appearance (on the hour every hour) of a somewhat self-justifying and occasionally ill-tempered General Pitt Rivers, defending. By the early s, however, Pitt-Rivers had turned from his academic work to politics.

Writing a series of books attacking international communism and praising the ideas of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, Pitt-Rivers fell into the circles of the anti-Semitic far right. PITT RIVERS AND OTHER BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGISTS 25 inscribed ogham capstones (BMBook o Archaeol.f Presents J.f.

94; ; Macalister )—to the British Museum during this period. He was helped in his work by a local antiquarian named Richard Caulfield.

The result Gentleman'ss were printed in theCited by: A generation younger than Schliemann and Pitt-Rivers, Petrie was able to apply the basics of stratigraphic excavation and comparative artifact analysis to his own work.

He synchronized the occupation levels at Tell el-Hesi with Egyptian dynastic data and was able to successfully develop an absolute chronology for sixty feet of occupational debris. - Famous archaeologists from around the world. See more ideas about Archaeology, Women in history and History pins.The biennial British Archaeological Awards are the most prestigious awards in British archaeology.

Archaeological Book Award sponsored by the Ancient & Medieval History Book Club and the Pitt Rivers Award for the best project by volunteers sponsored by the Robert Kiln Trust. The Young Archaeologist of the Year Award is supported by.its anthropological collection. Founded by military officer, collector and archaeologist, General Augustus Pitt Rivers inthe museum follows particular principles of classification to achieve initial goals contemporaneous to ideologies in the Victorian era.