MINOTAUR Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth
In a radical departure from the common view that archaeologists simply uncover what they find and then work out what teh artefacts mean MacGillivray shows that Evans in fact anticipated what he found, having decided before he began excavations at Knossos what his discoveries would mean. Evans' Minoans were perfect Victorians who lived in a peaceful. literate, aesthetic and just society where wise men held political office and powerful women ruled the people's hearts. A powerful biography of the great archaeologist that challenges the way that the Minoans have been presented to generations of students.