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The Nobody: Exploring Archaeological Identity with George Horsfield (1882-1956)

Thornton, AA; (2014) The Nobody: Exploring Archaeological Identity with George Horsfield (1882-1956). Archaeology International , 17 137 - 156. 10.5334/ai.1720. Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines George Horsfield’s life and professional career in the Department of Antiquities in British Mandate Transjordan through his correspondence and images in the archives of UCL Institute of Archaeology. Through these documents, Horsfield’s multiple archaeological identities – architect, official and foreigner – are revealed. His experience, situated within the context of life in British Mandate Transjordan, is used to analyse the archaeologist within a wider history of antiquities departments in British imperial possessions.

Type: Article
Title: The Nobody: Exploring Archaeological Identity with George Horsfield (1882-1956)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.5334/ai.1720
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ai.1720
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright is retained by the author(s).
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1456329
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