1887 Bronze of Sir John Evans antiquiary

1887 Bronze of Sir John Evans antiquiary

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Caption: Sir John Evans 1887 bronze medal struck in his honour by the Numismatist Society of London, to which he was president. Father of Sir Arthur Evans - the excavator of Minoan Crete. John Evans ran a successful paper Mill in Hemel Hempstead but found time to excel as an amateur in various academic fields. His 1859 work with Joseph Prestwich in the Somme established the case for human antiquity and "broke the human time barrier". He was scientifically confirming the work of Boucher De Perthes, following a lead by Hugh Falconer. At around the same time he re-discovered the neglected observations of John Frere 1797 on British handaxes. Evans' book "The ancient stone implements, weapons and ornaments of Great Britain" (1872) is a classic work of prehistoric archaeology. He also wrote the standard text on "The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland" (1881).

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