PEAKE, Harold John Edward. Ellesmere, Shropshire 29.9.1867 — 22.9.1946. British lay Anthropologist and Archaeologist. Son of Rev. John Peake, Vicar of Ellesmere, and his wife Matilda. M.A. Trained in estate management at Leicester. With his wife went around the world and stayed some time in a ranch in British Columbia. Then back to the U.K. Curator of West Berkshire Museum. Married 1897 Charlotte Bayliff.
Publications: “The Great Gap in the Archæological Record of India”, Man 44, 1944, 35-38 (between Harappa and Maurya); “The Fencing of Early Tombs”, Ibid. 58-61 (IE burials); also wrote on British archaeology.
– Origins of Agriculture. 78 p. L. 1928; The Flood. New light on an old story. 9+123 p. L. 1930; Early Steps in Human Progress. 256 p. 1933; and other books.
Sources: H.J. Fleure, Nature 158, 1946, 508f.; *H.J. Fleure & M. Pottle, Oxford D.N.B.; French Wikipédia with photo.
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