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    EDINBURGH.—Mr. V. Gordon Childe has been appointed by the University Court as the first occupant of the Abercromby chair of archaeology. This chair was founded in 1925 in accordance with a provision for its endowment in the will of the late Lord Abereromby, the well-known archaeologist and authority on the pottery of the bronze age in Britain. Mr. Childe was educated at the University of Sydney, where, after taking his M.A. degree, he was awarded a classical scholarship tenable at Oxford. He became a member of Queen's College, Oxford, in 1914, took his B.Litt. in 1916, and a first class in the honours school of Literce Humaniores in 1917. After a short period spent in Australia, Mr. Childe returned to England, and since then has been engaged in archaeological research and has acted as librarian of the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has published a number of papers in archaeological periodicals and two books of great erudition and originality in the History of Civilisation Series-“The Dawn of European Civilisation” and “The Aryans.”

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