A Social History of Archaeology: The British Experience by Kenneth Hudson (auth.)

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It would be fair to say that between the mid-nineteenth century and the 1920s Britain was being rediscovered by the diggers, who were always a small body, and by the above-ground excursionists and antiquarians, who were far more numerous. Sometimes, as at Silchester and Cranborne Chase, the two coincided, where the excavations were sufficiently spectacular and wellorganised to justify an expedition for the sake of seeing them, but for the most part the two worlds kept well apart and continued to do so until the better-off members of society began to buy motorcars, which did not happen to any great extent until the early 1920s.

George Gray excavations there. Rediscovering Britain 55 large part of the credit. The Victorians of the 1870s were the first generation to be seriously faced with the always difficult task of arbitrating between the rival claims of history and tradition on the one hand and progress and a steadily improving standard of living on the other. They had to establish an acceptable balance between their new-found pride in British antiquity and their equally strong anxiety to do nothing that might halt the progress of civilisation.

Two members of General Pitt-Rivers' staff in the 1880s and 1890s. 10. F. fames; 11. Harold St. George Gray. Apart from his archaeological interests, Gray had considerable musical ability. He played the organ regularly and well and had several compositions to his name, including The Skater's Waltz. Rediscovering Britain 53 immediately took the most practical step possible. He bought the site himself, which not only saved it for posterity, but gave him the unquestioned right to take Lord A vebury as his title when he received a peerage thirty years later.

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