Creating Prehistory: Druids, Ley Hunters and Archaeologists in Pre-War Britain

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Creating Prehistory deals even-handedly and sympatheticallywith the creation of several different sorts of prehistory duringthe volatile period between the two World Wars.

  • Investigates the origins of professional archaeology in Britainduring the inter-war period
  • Brings to life many fascinating and controversial personalitiesand their creeds, including the archaeologists O. G. S. Crawford,Mortimer Wheeler and Gordon Childe; Grafton Elliot Smith and W. H.R. Rivers (of ‘Regeneration’ fame); Alfred Watkins andThe Old Straight Track; and the thunderous George Watson MacgregorReid, who brought the Druids back to Stonehenge
  • Examines the production of archaeological knowledge as a socialprocess, and the relationship between personalities, institutions,ideology, and power
  • Addresses the ongoing debates of the significance of sites suchas Stonehenge, Avebury, and Maiden Castle

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In this highly original account, Adam Stout demonstrates for thefirst time how a generation of determined and scientifically mindedyoung archaeologists succeeded in creating the discipline of today.Creating Prehistory deals even-handedly and sympatheticallywith the creation of several different sorts of prehistory duringthe volatile period between the two World Wars.

The author weaves a fascinating tale of the personalities andinstitutions involved in the development of archaeology and themarginalization of its competitors. He investigates the influenceof the Diffusionists and their much-neglected pacifism, thecontroversial reappearance of the Druids at Stonehenge, and thesensational popularity of The Old Straight Track. This bookis a must-read for anyone interested in today’s fascinationwith the prehistoric past.

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Adam Stout is a Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. His pioneering study of urban cowkeeping in 1978 marked him out as a historian of the unusual. Other works include The Thorn and the Waters: Miraculous Glastonbury in the Eighteenth Century (2007); What’s Real and What Is Not: Reflections upon Archaeology and Earth Mysteries in Britain (2006); Pimlico: Deep Well of Glee (1997); The Old Gloucester: Study of a Cattle Breed (1980); and a series of acclaimed artistic collaborations including Where Two Rivers Meet: The Story of Kennet Mouth (1994).

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