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From Antiquary to Archaeologist

Frederick Corbin Lukis of Guernsey

Author(s): Heather Sebire

Book Description

Frederick Corbin Lukis, antiquarian and polymath, lived in Guernsey in the Channel Islands from 1788-1871. This book is the result of many years
research on his archive held at Guernsey Museum and draws heavily on the material therein, highlighting it to both the general reader and the academic
world. It includes an initial look at the history of antiquarianism and the development of archaeology as a discipline with particular reference to the
nineteenth century. The development of archaeological study in Guernsey and the development of the museum service are documented, alongside a
biography of Lukis’s life in the context in which he grew up.

The book includes several illustrations from the museum collections and although the content is based on research it is suitable for readers with an
interest in the history of archaeology, museum collections and antiquarianism. This is widely recognized as a growing area of interest in heritage studies.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8357-6
ISBN-10: 1-84718-357-3
Date of Publication: 01/11/2007
Pages / Size: 230 / A5
Price: £34.99


Dr Heather Sebire FSA is currently Archaeology Officer at Guernsey Museum. A Classics graduate from London University she worked in
archaeology in London and Wessex before moving to Guernsey. Since taking up the post of Archaeology Officer at Guernsey Museum she has
regularly written and broadcast about the archaeology of Guernsey and the other Channel Islands. She has published papers in various journals and
recently completed The Archaeology and Early History of the Channel Islands for Tempus Books. During her career at Guernsey Museum she became aware of the importance of the large archive of the Lukis family that was in the care of the museum and so undertook doctoral research which was completed in 2004. This book is the culmination of that work.