O G S Crawford (1886 – 1957)

 Pioneered the use of aerial photography

O G S Crawford, (1886-1957), was a British archaeologist who highlighted the geographical approach to the subject. He was the Archaeological Officer of the Ordnance Survey and was responsible for improving the standards of the mapping of sites and features.  He was a pioneer of using aerial photography to identify archaeological sites.  In 1927 he founded the journal Antiquity and was its first editor until his death in 1957.

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