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Sir Grahame Clark: archaeological papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9409

Scope and Contents

Comprises a series of research or subject files, containing mostly notes, lecture notes, occasional correspondence, offprints, illustrations and drawings. Also included is a file of notes on archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University, with investigation into provision for archaeology in UK Universities, a file on the history of archaeology at other British universities and a file of notes gathered for a history of archaeology and archaeologists. The titles of some subject files have been retained as found, while others without obvious titles were supplied by the cataloguer. The presence of an original file title has not been systematically recorded in the catalogue.


  • Creation: 1931-1995 (Circa)


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Biographical / Historical

Sir Grahame Clark (1907-95), archaeologist, was University Lecturer, 1935-52, Disney Professor of Archaeology, 1952-74, Fellow of Peterhouse from 1950 and Master of Peterhouse, 1973-80. His publications include 'Mesolithic prelude: the Palaeo-lithic-Neolithic transition in old world prehistory' (Edinburgh, 1980); 'The identity of man: as seen by an archaeologist' (London, 1983); 'Symbols of excellence: precious materials as expressions of status' (Cambridge, 1986); 'Economic prehistory: papers on archaeology' (Cambridge, 1989); 'Prehistory at Cambridge and beyond' (Cambridge, 1989); and 'Space, time and man: a prehistorian’s view' (Cambridge, 1992); for many of which there are papers in this collection.


19 collection (19 archival boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Lady Clark (widow) per Professor John Coles, 1996.

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Repository Details

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