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Unformatted text preview: Charles Townley’s Gallery ca. 1800 • Origins of museums, would donate collections and start museums Thomas Jefferson • Also an archaeologist • Excavated a mound on his property, could do stratigraphy, starting at top layer and going further down *archaeology steals from the other disciplines with no problem • Ex: James Hutton- Theory of the Earth, Charles Lyell- lower down comes from earlier time period, Jacques Boucher de Perthes, Charles Darwin- The Origin of Species • CJ Thomsen- Created Three Age System o Stone Age (Now split into old(Paleolithic)and new(Neolithic) stone age o Bronze Age (now early, middle, late bronze age and majorly subdivided as much as you want) o Iron Age • Jean-Francois Champollion History of Archaeology Theory o Desciphered Rosetta Stone (Greek, Dematic, Hieroglyphics) o Found by Napoleon in 1799 • Austen Henry Laynard o Nineveh Sculptures to the British Museum...
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- Fall '10
- Archaeology, Iron Age, Charles Lyell, History of Archaeology Theory