Prehistoric Pathfinders

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Barry M Marsden presents short, illustrated profiles of 40 individuals who helped shape the study of prehistoric England. Arranged alphabetically, from John Yonge Akerman to George Backhouse Witts, these 18th- and 19th-century 'pathfinders' are a wildly varied group, including 'army officers, reverends, country squires and gentry, bankrupts, suicides, a probable illegitimate royal, a high churchman, a tradesman and a farmer, plus a scion of the nobility and a superintendent of a lunatic asylum'.

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Prehistoric Pathfinders

Prehistoric Pathfinders

Pioneers of English Archaeology

Paperback128pp Illustrated

9781781553534     Product Code: 222803

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Barry M Marsden presents short, illustrated profiles of 40 individuals who helped shape the study of prehistoric England. Arranged alphabetically, from John Yonge Akerman to George Backhouse Witts, these 18th- and 19th-century 'pathfinders' are a wildly varied group, including 'army officers, reverends, country squires and gentry, bankrupts, suicides, a probable illegitimate royal, a high churchman, a tradesman and a farmer, plus a scion of the nobility and a superintendent of a lunatic asylum'.

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