Hubert Newman Savory


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(1911–2001) [Bi]

British archaeologist specializing in the prehistory of Wales. He joined the National Museum of Wales in 1939 as Assistant Keeper. During WW2 he was involved in military intelligence because of his expertise in cartography and aerial photography. In 1955 he became Keeper of the Department of Archaeology at the National Museum of Wales, a post he held until his retirement in 1976. In addition to publishing several catalogues of prehistoric material held by the National Museum of Wales, he excavated several sites, including the Neolithic tomb at Penywyrlod, Powys, and the Iron Age hillfort of Dinorben, Clwyd.


The Times, 12 March 2001

Subjects: Archaeology.

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