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Resources for the History of Archaeology
History of Archaeology is an emerging field within archaeology with which only a handful of institutions are involved worldwide.
The Centre aims to understand how Archaeology developed historically, creatively directing knowledge through the creation of tools and procedures and formulating questions, theories and agendas. The study of the history of Archaeology allows us to understand how the discipline contributes to knowledge about history, cultures, civilizations and, indeed, empowers us to use archaeology more effectively in the future.
The bequest of the archives of two leading archaeologists – Professor Lord Colin Renfrew and Professor Anthony Snodgrass (both of Cambridge University) and the support of a number of other eminent archaeologists from around the world has created a unique teaching and research resource that will contribute to the development of the History of Archaeology as a discipline.
The Centre will be the curator of such collections and will use them as a resource to promote research and teaching in the area. It will also support projects related to the collections and on the field of the history of Archaeology
The Centre is directed by Evangelos Kyriakidis. Patty Baker, Roy Ellen, Evangelos Kyriakidis and Steve Willis are members of the Steering Committee
Photographic archive of Professor Renfrew's archaeological investigations on Orkney from 1972 to 1974. It includes 35mm and 120mm pictures and negatives; and record cards.