An early, crazy synthesis
/ / Holocene
One newspaper started its review of Duke’s Work with the memorable line:
“It is a curious fact that lunatics will never believe that they are insane”.
/ / Chapter 3
“What would thirty-first century archaeologists make of what will one day be ancient London if they happened to put in a dozen trenches across the inner field of the Oval? They might conclude that London was all perfectly flat grassland except for the occasional incidence of tiny post holes, always arranged in a line of three at the end of a ritual walkway. By exploring more of the landscape and plotting relationships within it as archaeologists do now, they would build up a steadily more detailed picture, although explaining the exact nature of cricket would take an anthropologist with more academic chutzpah than the Reverend Duke ever had at his command.”