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Lunchtime Talk at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
Sir John Lubbock, 1st Lord Avebury.
An illustrated lecture by Adrian Green, Director of Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. Beginning 1:00 pm. Wednesday, 10 November 2010.
“Sir John Lubbock was born in 1834 and brought up near Downe in Kent.
“In 1865 Lubbock published ‘Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains, and the manners and customs of modern savages’. He invented the terms Palaeolithic and Neolithic to denote the Old and New Stone Ages. He was also an amateur biologist and a close friend of Charles Darwin, who also lived in Downe.” It is to him that we owe Bank Holidays…