Inside the mind of Sir William Boyd Dawkins

Sean Harris – Wells and Mendip Museum

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One frame from a hand-cranked animation machine inspired by Boyd Dawkins’ excavation of the Hyaena Den, Wookey Hole, Somerset. Beginning in 1859, this was one of a series of explorations conducted in caves across England that proved the antiquity of man.

Sir William was not renowned for his documentation…