2000 0-7734-3121-7 V. Gordon Childe was a major figure in prehistoric archaeology from 1930-50s. These extended poems are reflections on, distillations, reinterpretations, and re-imaginings of a selection of Childe’s scholarly writings, to engender transparency, lyricism, and irony as well as sound archaeological argumentation. Gary Webster is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Penn State University – Mont Alto. This is his first book of poetry. He is better known for his many publications on the archaeology of ancient Sardinia, which include his most recent book, A Prehistory of Sardinia 2300-500 BC (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996).