‘A new Professor of a Somewhat Obscure Subject’: V. Gordon Childe at the London Institute of Archaeology, 1946–1956

  title={‘A new Professor of a Somewhat Obscure Subject’: V. Gordon Childe at the London Institute of Archaeology, 1946–1956},
  author={David R. Harris},
  journal={European Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={123 - 144}
  • D. R. Harris
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • European Journal of Archaeology
The context of Childe's decade as Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Professor of Prehistoric European Archaeology in the University of London is described. Particular attention is given to the circumstances leading to his appointment; his participation in a conference on ‘The Future of Archaeology’ held at the Institute in 1943; his inaugural lecture, ‘Archaeology as a Social Science’, delivered in 1946; his and Frederick Zeuner's involvement in the beginnings of radiocarbon dating… Expand
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