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Publication Detail
The Nobody: Exploring Archaeological Identity with George Horsfield (1882-1956)
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Thornton AA
  • Publisher:
    Ubiquity Press
  • Publication date:
    23/10/2014
  • Pagination:
    137, 156
  • Journal:
    Archaeology International
  • Volume:
    17
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.
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