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Dr Frances Larson is an honorary research fellow in anthropology at Durham University. She is the author of a biography of Henry Wellcome, An Infinity of Things (OUP, 2009), which was part-funded by a Wingate Scholarship. The book was published to considerable critical acclaim and was subsequently shortlisted for the MJA Awards and chosen as a Sunday Times Book of The Year, as well as a New Scientist Best Book of 2009. She is also the co-author of Knowing Things (OUP, 2007), a book on the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, where she worked as a researcher after receiving her D.Phil.

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Severed A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson
Severed A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found
Frances Larson
A startling view of Western history uncovering our obsession with skulls, decapitated (and decapitating) heads. We decry the “uncivilised” tribe or culture that worships human heads, shrunken or otherwise but it is very discomforting to learn that it was Western...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
Severed A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson
Severed A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found
Frances Larson
A startling view of Western history uncovering our obsession with skulls, decapitated (and decapitating) heads. We decry the “uncivilised” tribe or culture that worships human heads, shrunken or otherwise but it is very discomforting to learn that it was Western...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970

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