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Eric Higgs (1908—1976) sheep farmer and archaeologist


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A school of archaeological thought developed in the 1960s by Eric Higgs and his colleagues, based in Cambridge, which focused on the long‐term determinants of human behaviour resulting from the relationships between people and their environment: ‘the study of man's roles in the prehistoric ecosystems of which he was a member’, as Higgs and his colleague Michael Jarman themselves put it.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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