Quotes by Augustus Pitt Rivers

About Augustus Pitt Rivers:

Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers was an English army officer, ethnologist, and archaeologist. He was noted for innovations in archaeological methodology, and in the museum display of archaeological and ethnological collections. His international collection of about 22,000 objects was the founding collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford while his collection of English archaeology from the area around Stonehenge forms the basis of the collection at The Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire. Throughout most of his life he used the surname Lane Fox, under which his early archaeological reports are published. In 1880 he adopted the Pitt Rivers name on inheriting from Lord Rivers an estate of more than 32000 acres in Cranborne Chase. His name will ever be a prominent landmark in the history of the progress of archaeology and ethnology.

Author Bio

  • NameAugustus Pitt Rivers
  • DescriptionEnglish army officer, ethnologist and archaeologist
  • AliasesAugustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt Rivers
  • BornApril 14, 1827
  • DiedMay 4, 1900
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionAnthropologist; Archaeologist; Prehistorian; Historian
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society