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Hocart, Arthur Maurice (1883–1939), anthropologist and archaeologist, was born at Etterbeck, near Brussels, on 26 April 1883, son of James Hocart (1843–1923), Unitarian minister, and his wife, Mary Doulton. He had his early education at the Athénée d'Ixelles, Brussels, and Elizabeth College, Guernsey...

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Joyce, Thomas Athol (1878–1942), anthropologist and archaeologist, was born at 19 North Villas, Camden Town, London, on 4 August 1878, the elder of two sons of the journalist Thomas Heath Joyce (1850–1925), who, as first editor of the Daily Graphic from 1890 to 1906, was a pioneer of illustrated daily journalism, and his wife, ...

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Leakey, Louis Seymour Bazett (1903–1972), archaeologist and palaeoanthropologist, was born on 7 August 1903 at Kabete mission station, near Nairobi, Kenya, the third of the four children of Canon Henry (Harry) Leakey (d. 1940) and his wife, Mary (known as May) Bazett (...

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Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey (1903–1972) by unknown photographer, c. 1955 Getty Images

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Leakey [née Nicol], Mary Douglas (1913–1996), archaeologist and palaeoanthropologist, was born on 6 February 1913 at Trevor Square, Knightsbridge, London, the only child of Erskine Edward Nicol (d. 1926), landscape artist, and his wife, Cecilia Marion Frere (d. 1946), an amateur painter. After spending the First World War years in ...

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MacIver, David Randall- (1873–1945), archaeologist and anthropologist, was born in London on 31 October 1873, the only son of John MacIver (d. 1875), shipowner, and his wife, Eliza Mary Rutherford. His father died a young man and his mother later married Richard Randall...

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Rivers, Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt- (1827–1900), anthropologist and archaeologist, was born Augustus Henry Lane Fox on 14 April 1827 at Hope Hall, Bramham, Yorkshire, the second son of William Augustus Lane Fox (1795–1832), army officer, and Lady Caroline (d. 1873), daughter of the ...

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Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt- Rivers (1827–1900) by unknown photographer Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum / Anthony Pitt-Rivers; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ucko, Peter John (1938–2007), archaeologist and anthropologist, was born on 27 July 1938 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, Westminster, the only child of Hans Ucko (1900–1967), physician, professor of endocrinology, and a leading amateur orchestral conductor (founder of the Impresario Society...