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Piggott, Stuart

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Archaeologist

1910 – Born in Petersfield, Hampshire on hte 28th of May.

1928 – He was joined the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and spent the next 5 years producing a revolutionary study of the site of Butser Hill, near Petersfield.

1930 – He began working for Alexander Keiller, an amateur archaeologist who funded his work from the profits of his Dundee marmalade business.

1933 – He joined his friend Grahame Clark in writing the highly significant.

1936 – Piggott enrolled at Mortimer Wheeler’s Institute of Archaeology, taking his diploma.

1937 – He published another seminal paper.

1939 – The early Bronze Age in Wessex and with his wife went on in June to join the burial chamber excavations at Sutton Hoo at the invitation of Charles Phillips.

1946 – He went to Oxford studying the work of William Stukeley but was soon offered the Abercromby Chair in archaeology at Edinburgh University succeeding Vere Gordon Childe.

1958 – Piggott published a survey of Scottish prehistory, Scotland before History.

1960 – He was president of the Prehistoric Society.

1963 – President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

         – He produced a thorough analysis of the Beaker culture in Britain, published as part of a Festschrift dedicated to Cyril Fox.

1967-1970 – President of the Council for British Archaeology.

1972 – He received the CBE and was awarded numerous academic awards from scholarly institutions in Britain and abroad.

1974 – Trustee of the British Museum.

1977 – He retired from the Abercrombie Chair.

1983 – Awarded the gold medal of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

1992 – Grahame Clark medal of the British Academy.

1996 – Died of a heart attack at his home near Wantage in Berkshire on the 23rd of September and his remains were cremated on 30 September at Oxford crematorium.