Childe, His Student, and Archaeological Science: An Epilogue

  title={Childe, His Student, and Archaeological Science: An Epilogue},
  author={Don R. Brothwell},
  journal={European Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={193 - 202}
  • D. Brothwell
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • History
  • European Journal of Archaeology
Childe was a considerable influence on my archaeology, when I was an undergraduate at the Institute of Archaeology (London). His personality was enigmatic, as were parts of his publications. In this contribution some critical comments are made of his work, together with discussions on his Marxism, the Neolithic Revolution, what is meant by progress, and his all too brief consideration of the range of archaeological science. It will be argued that his inability to make close friendships, and… Expand
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