William Cunnington
Date of Birth  :
1754 31 December 1810
Place of Birth  :
Heytesbury, Wiltz
Country  :
United Kingdom
Field of Expertise  :
Archaeology
Educational background  :
Not much is known about his education, but he is a pioneering antiquarian( in simple words someone who collects rare antiques)
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Sir Richard Colt Hoare who sponsered Cunnington for his work on Stonehenges are hailed as the founding fathers of British archaeology because of their methodical approach and emphasis on facts
  • He was a pioneering English antiquarian and archaeologist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
  • Cunningtion work centered on excavating the barrows of Salisbury Plain.
  • Alongside with Richard Colt Hoare, Cunnington was the subject of an exhibition at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in 2003.
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Bibliography  :
The story of William Caxton / by Susan Cunnington With nine illustrations , From Antiquary to Archaeologist: Study of William Cunnington of Heytesbury ,perils and escapes among Icebergs!the wonders of the arctic world.