- Also known as
Leonard Halford Dudley Buxton
primary name: Buxton, Leonard Halford Dudley
- individual; scientist/engineer; British; Male
- Life dates
- Reader in Physical Anthropology, Oxford University 1928-1939. Undertook fieldwork in Cyprus in 1913 under the auspices of the Archaeological Expedition of the British Association and under the guidance of Professor J L Myres. Buxton's research was published in the Bulletins of the Royal Anthropological Society, 'Man', in two articles: 'The anthropology of Cyprus' (1920) and 'Notes on Cypriot Textiles' (1921).
Other textiles collected by Buxton are in the collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography in Oxford and the Bankfield Museum in Halifax. [source: Papademetriou, Eleni (editor) (2000), Cypriot Ethnography Collections in British Museums, The Ministry of Education and Culture - Cultural Services, pp 114 - 116].
Buxton also carried out anthropological work in India, China, the USA, Mesopotamia and Malta.
- See obituary in 'The Times', 7 March 1939, p.16, and in 'Man', vol. 39, no.s 97-98, p. 112.
For his work in Malta, see A. Petch, 'Measuring the Natives: Beatrice Blackwood and Leonard Dudley Buxton's work in Oxfordshire', History of Anthropology Newsletter, 35, 1 July 2008.