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William Boyd Dawkins & The Victorian Science of Cave Hunting

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Three Men in a Cavern.

During the high summer of 1876 two spectacular Ica Age objects were discovered in Robin Hood Cave at Creswell Crags, Derbyshire: the canine of an extinct sabre-toothed cat and an animal rib bone engraved with a sketch of a horse's head. In an instant these two finds put Creswell firmly on the map of globally significant sites, yet before the decade was out they had become the centre of a hostile debate, with the three senior investigators clashing amid accusations of deception, hoaxing and negligence. In the eye of the storm stood William Boyd Dawkins.

Written by Mark White.

Hardback. 302 pages. Black and White illustrations throughout.