Sir John Evans Centenary Project - image background is marbled paper from one of John Evans's books John Evans Numismatic Society Medal 1899

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Evans's work in prehistoric archaeology, numismatics and geology was of national and international importance regarding key scientific issues of the Victorian era including:

  • the recognition of the antiquity of the human race.
  • the rise of interest in the indigenous antiquities of Northern Europe.
  • the establishment of prehistoric archaeology and the archaeological profession.
  • the emergence of the modern concept of the museum.

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