The Romance of Archaeology, 1929

 Quote on the flyleaf.

Quote on the flyleaf.

 

A gem from this week's research -- easily one of my favorite authors' prefaces I've come across in any history of science project. "The combined elements of surprise and satisfaction meet in archaeology more often perhaps than in any other modern science," in "The Spade is Mightier Than The Pen" The Romance of Archaeology, pp. 3.

#Scicomm like it's 1929.

 

This authors' preface does not beat around the bush. 

The romance, the exotic, "the other." All part of what the authors feel is "magical" and "special" about archaeology.