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Mortimer Wheeler Archaeological Lectures

On the proposal of Council a lecture series was established to commemorate the eightieth birthday (in September 1970) of Sir Mortimer Wheeler (Secretary of the Academy 1949–1968). The lecture was first delivered in 1971. It was discontinued as a series of single lectures after 1991; the 1992 and 2001 ‘lectures’ were keynote presentations in Academy conferences on archaeological topics.

Click on the blue links for outputs from the lectures.

2001  Urban Sprawl: What is Urbanization and Why does it Matter? by Robin Osborne (text)

1992  Crop Plants and Cannibals: Early European Impressions of the New World, by  Warwick Bray (text)

1991  Hattusha, City of the Gods and Temples: Results of the Excavations in the Upper City, by  Peter J Neve (text)

1990  The Highland Zone: Reaction and Reality 5000 BC-2000 AD, by R J Mercer (text)

1989  Masterpieces of Early and Old Syrian Art: Discoveries of the 1988 Ebla Excavations in a Historical Perspective, by Paolo Matthiae (text)

1987  The SERC Experiment in Science-based Archaeology, by Michael Hart (text)

1986  The Mosque of Tinmal (Morocco) and Some New Aspects of Islamic Architectural Typology, by Christian Ewert (text)

1985  Hallstatt: Dry Bones and Flesh, by F R Hodson (text)

1984  An Interpenetration of Opposites? Pre-Han Bronze Metallurgy in West China, by William Watson (text)

1983  The Ban Chiang Culture in Wider Perspective, by C F W Higham (text)

1982  Cadbury-Camelot: A Fifteen-Year Perspective, by Leslie Alcock (text)

1981  ‘New Men, Strange Faces, Other Minds’: An Archaeologist’s Perspective on Recent Discoveries Relating to the Origins and Spread of Modern Man, by J Desmond Clark (text)

1980  Antecedents of the Indus Civilisation, by F R Allchin (text)

1979  Avaris and Piramesse: Archaeological Exploration in the Eastern Nile Delta, by Manfred Bietak (text)

1978  The Pre-Conquest Boroughs of England, Ninth to Eleventh Centuries, by C A Ralegh Radford (text)

1977  Rome Beyond the Southern Egyptian Frontier, by L P Kirwan (text)

1976  The Dancing Siva in Early South Indian Art, by Douglas Barrett (text)

1975  Britain and Julius Caesar, by Christopher Hawkes (text)

1974  Schliemann’s Troy — One Hundred Years After, by M I Finley (text)

1973  Kition: Mycenaean and Phoenician, by Vassos Karageorghis (text)

1972  Tikal, Guatemala, and Mayan Civilization, by William R Coe

1971  Quarrying in Antiquity: Technology, Tradition and Social Change, by J B Ward-Perkins (text)