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Sir Cyril Fred Fox (1882—1967) archaeologist and museum director


William George Hoskins (1908—1992) historian of the English landscape


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A term popularized in archaeological circles in Britain by Cyril Fox from the 1930s onwards to refer to the upland regions of the north and west of the British Isles that are characterized by rather different kinds of archaeology to those found in the south and east. This is partly a product of geography, but this, Fox argued, had an effect on the human populations, who absorbed new ideas rather than allowed them to be imposed, and where they fused rather than experienced replacement. See also Lowland Zone.

Subjects: History — Archaeology.

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