Thursday, October 11, 2012

Augustus Pitt-Rivers’ early archaeology finds studied

Augustus Pitt-Rivers’ early archaeology finds studied | Archaeological News



The finds of a pioneering Victorian archaeologist are to be studied for the first time at an Oxford Museum.

General Augustus Pitt-Rivers unearthed prehistoric, Roman and medieval objects around the UK in the 1860s and 70s.

The Pitt Rivers Museum has been awarded £76,654 by Arts Council England to document his earliest discoveries.

Project leader Dan Hicks said the artefacts “connect with sites, landscapes and communities across the country”.

The objects come from more than 50 sites across the UK including Caesar’s Camp castle in Folkstone, Kent, Bronze Age barrows in Yorkshire and Iron Age hill forts in Sussex. Read more.