Saturday, June 24, 2006

Leslie Alcock

Leslie Alcock, a well known archaeologist, died earlier in June (see the Guardian today for an obituary). He wrote Arthur's Britain, which really set the debate about a historical Arthur alight, as well as attempting to bring the archaeological evidence for the 5th-6th century into full consideration. It's still in print today. He also dug at South Cadbury, aka 'Cadbury-Camelot' and is a massive name in early medieval studies. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have stashed Excalibur away in a suitcase somewhere ...

5 Comments:

At 11:06 pm BST, Blogger Susan Hill said...

I met him when I went to South Cadbury the year it was open - 1969 ?? It was fascinating and they had a very good small exhibition.. I bought his book about it. I had forgotten about the whole thing until I read this.

 
At 8:26 am BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

Lucky you to have seen the excavations :-) We might have been tootling round the area during family hols, but didn't tend to go for sites like that (mostly went to museums and managed monuments). We did visit Stonehenge, when you could park close to the stones, and just trot around them unhindered. I can still remember the rough, gritty feeling of the stones under my hands.

 
At 8:36 pm BST, Blogger Gabriele C. said...

And you didn't end up in pre-Culloden Scotland? Well, maybe it was the wrong place for that, but you could have ended up in Saxons-against-RomanoBritains England. Be careful around those stone circles. :)

 
At 10:33 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

Is this a ref to Diana Gabaldon perchance :-) Nope I didn't 'go' to Scotland. But in a way, I did 'go' to Saxons vs Romano-Brits ... Stonehenge will be appearing in LOTR, of course.

 
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