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David George Hogarth
(23 May 1862 - 6 Nov 1927)

English archaeologist who explored and excavated in Cyprus, Crete, Egypt, Syria, and Melos. He was a mentor to T.E. Lawrence.

Science Quotes by David George Hogarth (3 quotes)

If any archaeologist is to pass the bounds of his science into the domain of speculative history we had rather it were Sir Arthur Evans than another. He does it with an infectious enthusiasm, and his immense comparative knowledge tells us so many things by the way.
— David George Hogarth
In Times Literary Supplement (29 Dec 1921), 869, as cited in J.A. Macgillivray, Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth (2000), 271.
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The limitations of archaeology are galling. It collects phenomena, but hardly ever can isolate them so as to interpret scientifically; it can frame any number of hypotheses, but rarely, if ever, scientifically prove.
— David George Hogarth
In Times Literary Supplement (29 Dec 1921), 869, as cited in J.A. Macgillivray, Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth (2000), 271.
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To be at once a Scholar and a Wanderer is to indulge the least congruous desires, in the same hour to gratify the last refinement of intellectual curiosity and to obey a call from the first rude state of nature. For the “wandering fever” is in a sense a temptation of original sin, still heard across the ages, and the scholar finds a subtle joy in returning to the wilderness rather in spite than because of being a scholar.
— David George Hogarth
In A Wandering Scholar in the Levant (1896), 1-2.
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