BOOKS ON ARCHAEOLOGY
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BAIKIE, James, 1866-1931 : THE SEA-KINGS OF CRETE.
London : Adam & Charles Black, 1910. First edition. Legends, Homeric civilisation, Schliemann and his work, Knossos, Minoan culture, etc.
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GRIGSON, Geoffrey (Geoffrey Edward Harvey), 1905-1985 : PAINTED CAVES.
London : Phoenix House, (1957). First edition. An extended exploration of the caves and prehistoric cave art of France and Spain – “may be described as a book of archaeology, a book of art, as a book of travel and experience, but it is the fusion of all three which Mr. Grigson alone could have written”.
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HORWITZ, Sylvia L. (Sylvia Laibman), 1912-1995 : THE FIND OF A LIFETIME : SIR ARTHUR EVANS AND THE DISCOVERY OF KNOSSOS.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1981). First British edition. A biography of the extraordinary and “very odd” archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941).
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JOHNSON, Walter, 1867- : BYWAYS IN BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY.
London : Cambridge University Press, 1912. First edition. An extensively researched and well-illustrated study of various aspects of archaeology and folk-memory – churches on pagan sites, secular uses of church fabric, the orientation of churches and graves, survivals in burial customs, the folk-lore of the cardinal points, the churchyard yew, the cult of the white horse, etc.
WINDLE, Bertram C.A. (Sir Bertram Coghill Alan), 1858-1929 : REMAINS OF THE PREHISTORIC AGE IN ENGLAND.
London : Methuen & Co., 1904. First edition. Facts rather than theory in this comprehensive illustrated survey of the physical remains, with chapters on stone implements, with lists of caves and localities; the metallic age, with a list of bronze hoards; bone implements, with a list of cup-and-ring sites; places of burial, with a list of barrows; megalithic remains, with lists of dolmens and other visible remains; earthworks, camps and dykes, with lists; places of habitation – pit-dwellings, hut circles, souterrains, dene-holes, beehive houses, pile-dwellings, crannoges, terra-mare, with a list of villages; the early iron age, etc. In the attractive “Antiquary’s Books” series.
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