Saturday, January 19, 2008
interesting article on archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes--
"Was her bold attempt to make archeology sexy her downfall? The documents left behind offer fascinating clues, but it is a challenge to find the "real" Jacquetta. There are gems in the spoil heap: a table charting her child's height and weight; a poem begun on civil-service notepaper; a Newnham College shopping list heavy with biscuits and flowers; train times for clandestine meetings with Jack; educational postcards to Nicolas; studio photos; snaps of family pets; lists of bird sightings; excitedly shared purchases from New York department stores and pueblo gift shops; a single long silver-grey hair left on her dark cape in the wardrobe of her last bedroom..."
her magnificent A Land, which I've tried to be influenced by!
Posted by Peter at 9:13 AM