Miles Crawford Burkitt

Miles Crawford Burkitt

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Death 22 Aug 1971 (aged 80)
Burial Grantchester, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Memorial ID 49049755 · View Source
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He was the first university lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Natural Sciences. He travelled extensively in Russia, Africa, and Turkey and played an important role in opening up the study of the Stone Age in Africa. He explored prehistoric sites in France and Spain with the Abbe Breuil and Dr Obermaier, and served with the YMCA in France during World War I. He lectured in Cambridge in prehistoric archaeology, at first on a voluntarily basis, and finally as a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology. During World War II he was a Lieutenant in the 4th Cambridgeshire Home Guard (1941-1945). He was made a J.P. in 1942, and was a County Councillor, 1939-1964, ending his term of office as Vice-Chairman, 1958-1961, and Chairman, 1961-1964. He was also an Alderman, 1964-1965. Burkitt travelled widely and published books and articles on the Stone Age and prehistoric art. He retired in 1958.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 3 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49049755
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Miles Crawford Burkitt (27 Dec 1890–22 Aug 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49049755, citing St Andrew and St Mary Churchyard, Grantchester, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .