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Aston, Michael Antony [Mick] (1946–2013), geographer and archaeologist, was born on 1 July 1946 at 112 Birch Road, Oldbury, Worcestershire, the son of Harold Henry Aston, a joiner's toolmaker, and his wife, Gladys, née Bagnall. Oldbury belonged to the industrial Black Country (on the border between ...

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Barley, Maurice Willmore (1909–1991), archaeologist and local historian, was born at 52 Lindum Avenue, Lincoln, on 19 August 1909, the son of Levi Baldwin Barley (1885–1971), a worker in a local engineering firm, and his wife, Alice, née Willmore (1886–1968). Both parents were working class. However, his was the sort of Edwardian working-class background in which education played an important part. It included attendance at university extension lectures and tutorial classes of the ...

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Martin Robertson

revised by David Gill

Beazley, Sir John Davidson (1885–1970), classical archaeologist, was born in Glasgow on 13 September 1885, the elder son of Mark John Murray Beazley (d. 1940), interior decorator, of London, and his wife, Mary Catherine (d. 1918), daughter of John Davidson, of ...

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian (1868–1926), traveller, archaeologist, and diplomatist, was born at Washington Hall, co. Durham, on 14 July 1868, the elder child and only daughter of (Thomas) Hugh Bell (1844–1931), an ironmaster, who succeeded his father as second baronet in 1904, and his first wife, ...

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Bellows, John Thomas (1831–1902), printer, lexicographer, and archaeologist, born at Carthew House, Church Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, on 18 January 1831, was the elder of the two sons of William Lamb Bellows (1798–1877), schoolmaster, of Bere Regis, Dorset, and his wife, Hannah Stickland (1790–1874)...

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Breton, Adela Catherine (1849–1923), archaeologist, was born in Paddington, London, on 31 December 1849, the daughter of William Breton (1799–1887), naval officer, and Elizabeth d'Arch (1820–1874), who married in 1844 and had in addition to Adela a younger son, Harry. When she was very young the family settled at ...

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Brown, Basil John Wait (1888–1977), archaeologist and astronomer, was born at Bucklesham, Suffolk, on 22 January 1888, the only child of George Brown (b. 1863), journeyman wheelwright and farmer, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of John Wait of Great Barrington, Gloucestershire. The ...

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Carter, Howard (1874–1939), artist and archaeologist, was born on 9 May 1874 at 10 Rich Terrace, Brompton, Kensington, London, youngest child of Samuel John Carter (1835–1892), artist and illustrator, of Kensington and Swaffham, Norfolk, and his wife, Martha Joyce (1837?–1920), daughter of Mr Sands...

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Chrysostomides, Iouliane [Julian] (1928–2008), Byzantine scholar and teacher, was born in Constantinople on 21 April 1928 (two years before the city was renamed Istanbul), the daughter of Chrysostomos Chrysostomides, a Cappadocian entrepreneur, and his wife, Victoria, née Rizas, a Phanariot from whom she inherited her sensitivity, perseverance, and love of beauty, and who remained a major influence in her life. She was educated at the ...

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Cook, Arthur Bernard (1868–1952), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born in Hampstead, London, on 22 October 1868, the son of William Henry Cook MD (1825–1882) and his wife, Harriet Bickersteth (1830–1918), of a family which produced several noted evangelical figures, including her brother, ...

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Daniel, Glyn Edmund (1914–1986), archaeologist and writer, was born on 23 April 1914 at Llanbedr Felffre, Pembrokeshire, the only child of John Daniel, schoolmaster, and his wife, Mary Jane Edmunds. He was educated in his father's school at Llantwit Major (where they moved in 1919), and then at ...

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J. L. Myres

revised by A. M. Snodgrass

Evans, Sir Arthur John (1851–1941), archaeologist, was born at Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, on 8 July 1851, the eldest of the three sons of the distinguished archaeologist and numismatist Sir John Evans (1823–1908), and his first wife, Harriet Ann (1823–1858), younger daughter of his maternal uncle ...

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Evans, Sir John (1823–1908), archaeologist, numismatist, and paper manufacturer, was born on 17 November 1823 at Britwell Court, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, the second son of the Revd Arthur Benoni Evans (1781–1854), schoolmaster, cleric, and author, and his wife, Anne (1791–1883), daughter of Captain Thomas Dickinson RN (1754–1828)...

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G. C. Boase

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Fellows, Sir Charles (1799–1860), traveller and archaeologist, fifth son of John Fellows, a wealthy silk merchant and banker, was born at High Pavement, Nottingham, in August 1799. In early life he travelled through much of Britain, and in 1820 settled in London, where he became an active member of the ...

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Frost, Honor Elizabeth (1917–2010), marine archaeologist, was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 28 October 1917, the only child of Rodolph James Frost, banker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Bisset. Her parents had married in Turkey where her paternal grandfather, a senior military man, had been adviser to the sultan. The family moved to ...

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Gann, Thomas William Francis (1867–1938), colonial medical officer and archaeologist, was born at Murrisk Abbey, Westport, co. Mayo, his mother's family home, on 13 May 1867, the son of William Gann, later of Whitstable, Kent, and his wife, Elizabeth Rose Garvey. He was educated at the ...

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J. M. C. Toynbee and H. D. A. Major

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Gardner, Ernest Arthur (1862–1939), classical scholar and archaeologist, was born at Clapton, London, on 16 March 1862, the sixth and youngest child of Thomas Gardner, of the stock exchange, and his wife, Ann Pearse. Percy Gardner was his eldest brother and Alice Gardner...

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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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O. R. Gurney

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Garstang, John (1876–1956), archaeologist, was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, on 5 May 1876, the sixth child of Walter Garstang, consulting physician, and his wife, Matilda Mary Wardley. His eldest brother, Walter, was from 1907 to 1933 professor of zoology at Leeds. Educated at ...

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Gell, Sir William (1777–1836), classical archaeologist and traveller, born on 1 April 1777 at Hopton, Derbyshire, was the younger son of Philip Gell of Hopton and his wife, Dorothy, who was the daughter and coheir of William Milnes of Aldercar Park. After Philip Gell...