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Catling, Hector William (1924–2013), archaeologist and prehistorian, was born on 26 June 1924 at Gwendra, Torrington Park, Finchley, London, the youngest of the four sons of Arthur William Catling (1870–1932), accountant, and his wife, Phyllis Norah, née Vyvyan (1887–1973). Educated at Bristol grammar school...

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Childe, (Vere) Gordon (1892–1957), prehistorian and labour theorist, was born at the rectory of St Thomas's Church in Sydney, New South Wales, on 14 April 1892, the only surviving offspring of the Revd Stephen Henry Childe (1844–1928), rector of St Thomas's Church, and his second wife, ...

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(Vere) Gordon Childe (1892–1957) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clark, Sir (John) Grahame Douglas (1907–1995), archaeologist and prehistorian, was born on 28 July 1907 at 5 Scotts Avenue, Shortlands, Beckenham, in Kent, the elder son of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Douglas Clark, a stock jobber, and his wife, Maude Ethel Grahame Shaw. He was educated at ...

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Garrod, Dorothy Annie Elizabeth (1892–1968), archaeologist and prehistorian, was born on 5 May 1892 at 9 Chandos Street, London, the second of four children and only daughter of Sir Archibald Edward Garrod (1857–1936), physician, later first professor of medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital...

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Dorothy Annie Elizabeth Garrod (1892–1968) by Elliott & Fry, 1920s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Popham, Mervyn Reddaway (1927–2000), archaeologist and prehistorian, was born on 14 July 1927 at 5 Fairfield Terrace, St Thomas, Exeter, the second son and younger child of Richard Popham (1900–1943), marine engineer, and his wife, Lily May Rowland (1901–1941), milliner. He attended the ...

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Wayland, Edward James [Jim] (1888–1966), geologist and prehistorian, was born on 23 January 1888 at 18 White Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Edward Wayland, a builder, and his wife, Emily Street. Jim, as he was widely known, was educated at the ...