William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting

William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting

Three Men in a Cavern

Hardback312pp Illustrated232x156mm

9781473823358     Product Code: 509529

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Among the first ‘cave hunters’ to work within a scientific framework and recognize the long evolutionary context for humans and animals, William Boyd Dawkins (1837–1929) was a renowned, yet controversial geologist, palaeontologist and archaeologist. Mark White sets out to rekindle interest in Dawkins, tracing his life and career from ‘boyhood to burial’, with accounts of his work at Wookey Hole, the Manchester museum, the 1874 Channel tunnel project and ‘one of Victorian archaeology’s darkest hours’, the Creswell Crags excavations of 1875–79.

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