O[sbert] G[uy] S[tanhope] Crawford, “Place-names”

Archaeological Journal, 78 (1921), 31–46

Crawford, as is well known, scornfully rejected Alfred Watkins’s ley theory. Nevertheless, “It is the similarities, and not the differences, between ‘Crawfordian’ and ‘Watkinsian’ archaeology that made the latter so ‘dangerous’ to the former” (Adam Stout, Creating Prehistory, p. 207). Several of the place-names in this paper (e.g. folly, coldharbour, toot, scout, deadman) are among those discussed by Watkins in The Old Straight Track four years later.

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