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Bennett [née Rawlings], Crystal-Margaret (1918–1987), archaeologist, was born on 20 August 1918 in Alderney, the third of five children of George Rawlings, a soldier, and his wife Elizabeth (née Jennings). Educated at La Retraite Convent School and then Bristol University, where she received a bachelor's degree in English, she married ...

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Fagg, Bernard Evelyn Buller (1915–1987), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 8 December 1915 in Upper Norwood, London, the son of William Percy Fagg, antiquarian bookseller, and his wife, Lilian (née Buller). His brother was William Buller Fagg. He went to school at ...

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Garlake, Peter Storr (1934–2011), architect and archaeologist, was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11 January 1934, the son of Storr Garlake (1904–1983), army officer, later (as a major-general) chief of the general staff of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and his wife, ...

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

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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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Joan Mervyn Hussey (1907–2006) by unknown photographer © Porphyrogenitus Ltd

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Hussey, Joan Mervyn (1907–2006), Byzantine scholar, was born on 5 June 1907 at 35 Avenue Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the daughter of William Hussey, master plumber and house decorator, and his wife, Grace Mildred, née Sawyer. She was taught privately at home and at ...

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Lamb, Winifred (1894–1963), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 3 November 1894 at Holly Lodge, Campden Hill, London, the only child of Edmund George Lamb (1863–1925), landowner, colliery proprietor, and former Liberal MP for North Herefordshire (1906–10), and his wife, Mabel (1862–1941)...

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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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Quin, Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-, third earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1812–1871), landowner and archaeologist, was born on 19 May 1812 in London. He was the only son of Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, second earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1782–1850), and his wife, ...

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Rassam, Hormuzd (1826–1910), archaeologist and civil servant, was born in Mosul, Mesopotamia, then within the Ottoman empire, afterwards in northern Iraq. He was the youngest son and eighth child of Antun and Theresa Rassam, who were members of Mosul's Christian Chaldean community, his father being archdeacon of the uniate ...

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Hormuzd Rassam (1826–1910) by Lock & Whitfield, pubd 1881 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Strong [née Sellers], Eugénie (1860–1943), archaeologist and art historian, was born in London on 25 March 1860, the elder daughter of Frederick William Sellers (d. 1877), a wineseller, and his wife, Anna Oates (d. 1871). Her maternal great-grandfather was the ...

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Taylour, Lord William Desmond (1904–1989), archaeologist, was born at Pennington House, Milford Road, Lymington, Hampshire, on 3 January 1904, the younger son of Geoffrey Thomas Taylour, fourth marquess of Headfort (1878–1943), a landowner, later senator of the Irish Free State, and fellow of the ...

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Toynbee, Jocelyn Mary Catherine (1897–1985), archaeologist and art historian, was born at 12 Upper Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London, on 3 March 1897, the daughter of Harry Valpy Toynbee (1861–1941), secretary of the Charity Organization Society, and his wife Sarah Edith, née Marshall (1859–1939)...

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Wheeler, Sir (Robert Eric) Mortimer (1890–1976), archaeologist and broadcaster, was born on 10 September 1890 in Glasgow, the eldest of the three children and only son of (Robert) Mortimer Wheeler (d. 1936), journalist, and his second wife, Emily Baynes (d. 1951)...

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Willett, Frank (1925–2006), museum director, archaeologist, and art historian, was born on 18 August 1925 at 60 Clarendon Street, Bolton, Lancashire, the only child of Thomas Willett (d. 1965), car salesman and later printer, and his wife, Frances, née Latham. He was educated at ...