Sandars, Nancy, 1914-2015

by Helen Hughes-Brock

09 Jun 2020
24

Nancy Sandars (1914–2015) was an archaeologist and prehistorian, the author of original and well-written books and articles examining cultural contacts and interactions of peoples in Bronze and Iron Age western and south-eastern Europe, Greece and the eastern Mediterranean as suggested by artefacts and technological developments, particularly in swords and other metalwork. She wrote on European prehistoric art from Palaeolithic to the Iron Age. She published English versions of poems from ancient Mesopotamia and Syria, notably an influential version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. She was also a poet whose work, mostly published late in life, was highly regarded.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX

Sign up to our email newsletters