Description - Creating Prehistory by Adam Stout
Creating Prehistory deals even-handedly and sympathetically with the creation of several different sorts of prehistory during the volatile period between the two World Wars. Investigates the origins of professional archaeology in Britain during the inter-war period Brings to life many fascinating and controversial personalities and their creeds, including the archaeologists O. G. S. Crawford, Mortimer Wheeler and Gordon Childe; Grafton Elliot Smith and W. H. R. Rivers (of 'Regeneration' fame); Alfred Watkins and The Old Straight Track; and the thunderous George Watson Macgregor Reid, who brought the Druids back to Stonehenge Examines the production of archaeological knowledge as a social process, and the relationship between personalities, institutions, ideology, and power Addresses the ongoing debates of the significance of sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury, and Maiden Castle
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(237mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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Author Biography - Adam Stout
Adam Stout is a Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. His pioneering study of urban cowkeeping in 1978 marked him out as a historian of the unusual. Other works include The Thorn and the Waters: Miraculous Glastonbury in the Eighteenth Century (2007); What's Real and What Is Not: Reflections upon Archaeology and Earth Mysteries in Britain (2006); Pimlico: Deep Well of Glee (1997); The Old Gloucester: Study of a Cattle Breed (1980); and a series of acclaimed artistic collaborations including Where Two Rivers Meet: The Story of Kennet Mouth (1994).