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Title The archaeology of race : the eugenic ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie / Debbie Challis.
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Galton, Francis, 1822-1911.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), 1853-1942.
Galton, Francis, 1822-1911.
Petrie, W. M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), 1853-1942.
Eugenics -- History.
Race -- Philosophy.
Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Continental Population Groups -- history.
Archaeology -- history.
Genre History.
Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Abbreviations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Races and Men: 'All Is Race'; Robert Knox: Biographical sketch; Knox: The lecturer and lectures; Knox and Egypt; Legacy and racial theory; 2 Galton and Genius; Race relations in the 1860s; Inherent genius; Muscling in; Sport and race; 3 Fitting Aesthetics; Face of the past; The chosen inch; Defining eugenics; 4 Photographing Races from Antiquity; Scientific support; Logistics and money; The journey; Back home; 5 Greek Art, Greek Faces?; Found and exhibited; Greek in face.
From face to placeReconstructing faces; 6 Peopling the Old Testament; The 'Perfect Composite'; Putting faces to the Bible; Faces of Israel and Egypt; 7 Akhenaten's Bloodline; Akhenaten and the Bible; The face of Akhenaten; Archaeological fantasy; Trading race; Queen Tiye and empowerment; 8 The New Ancient Race; Naqada I; Measuring skulls; Ipswich 1895; Galton in Egypt; 9 Flinders Petrie and Edwardian Politics; Edwardian eugenics; 10 Heads; Greek and Egyptian Memphis; Petrie's 'Race' heads; The head of William Matthew Flinders Petrie; Afterword; Diffusionism; Conclusions.
Appendix: Heads from Memphis and their Racial Types1Bibliography; Index.
Summary How much was archaeology founded on prejudice? The Archaeology of Race explores the application of racial theory to interpret the past in Britain during the late Victorian and Edwardian period. It investigates how material culture from ancient Egypt and Greece was used to validate the construction of racial hierarchies. Specifically focusing on Francis Galton's ideas around inheritance and race, it explores how the Egyptologist Flinders Petrie applied these in his work in Egypt and in his political beliefs. It examines the professional networks formed by societies, such as the Anthropological.
Other Title Print version: 9781780934204