Join us on Tuesday 31 October for the first annual Pitt Rivers Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Richard Bradley (University of Reading), celebrating the contribution of General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900) of Rushmore, Dorset, to archaeological and anthropological inquiry.
Pitt Rivers, widely known as ‘The General’, was a distinguished British soldier, anthropologist, and archaeologist who is often considered to be the ‘father of scientific archaeology’.
As well as assembling a very considerable collection of ethnographic material (now displayed at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford), he excavated more than a dozen prehistoric and Roman sites on the Rushmore Estate, developed approaches and equipment for recoding stratigraphy, artefacts, and human remains, contributed much to the development of museums, and in later life became the first Inspector of Ancient Monuments charged with the administration of the Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882.
The first Annual Pitt Rivers lecture launches the celebration of 50 years of archaeological and anthropological teaching and research at Bournemouth University and its predecessor intuitions, and has been organized by staff and students connected to the Centre for Archaeology and Anthropology.
To book your place at this lecture, please register on Eventbrite.