James Douglas

(1753—1819) antiquary and geologist

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(1753–1819) [Bi]

British antiquarian well known for his fieldwork in Kent and Sussex, notably the examination of a very large number of Anglo-Saxon burial mounds. Douglas's career included a period in industry and in the Austrian and British armies, and in 1780 he took holy orders. Among his publications are Nenia Britannica, which records his exploits in Sussex and Kent.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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