Vere Gordon Childe (Childe Vere Gordon)( British historian.)
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Biography Vere Gordon Childe (Childe Vere Gordon)
Born in Sydney April 14, 1892. As a scholar, arrived in 1914 to study classical languages at Queen's College, Oxford University. From 1919 to 1921 was private secretary to the Prime Minister of New South Wales. In 1925 he returned to London, served as librarian of the Royal Anthropological Institute. In 1927 he moved to Scotland, headed the Department of Prehistoric Archeology, University of Edinburgh. In 1946-1956 was director of the Institute of Archeology, University of London. He carried out excavations in the Orkney Islands (Skara Bray, 1928-1930), in Scotland and Northern Ireland, worked with the expedition to Greece, the Balkans, Iraq, India, United States.
Child sought to explain the phenomenon of European civilization through the study of its origins. This topic has been like his first book Dawn of European civilization (The Dawn of European Civilization, . 1925; subsequently issued in many editions), . and last, . posthumously published work of the European Society Prehistory (Prehistory of European Society, . 1957),
. His research is reflected in a number of popular works, which brought him world fame. Among them - What happened in history (What Happened in History, 1942) and Social Evolution (Social Evolution, 1952). Child died near Katoomba (New South Wales) 19 October 1957.