- Also known as
Robert S Newall
primary name: Newall, Robert S
- individual; archaeologist; British; Male
- Life dates
- Born in England, his first archaeological activities undertaken as a teenager at Camp Hill, South Newton. Became interested in ethnography during a world tour in 1909. In 1912 donated a collection of 81 Aboriginal Australian stone artefacts to the British Museum, which he had found along Millstream Creek in Western Australia. Also sent Aboriginal Australian artefacts to Perth Museum (in Western Australia), Reading Museum, and Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
After the First World War devoted himself to primarily to the archaeology of Wiltshire. Excavated at Stonehenge with Colonel Hawley between 1919 and 1926 (Newall 1929a, 1929b, 1956) and rediscovered and excavated the Aubrey holes at the site. Long association with Salisbury Museum, becoming a Trustee in 1937 and Vice-President in 1971. Assisted H. Cookson to donate his collection.
- Glover, I. C., 'Stone Implements from Millstream Station, Western Australia: Newall's Collection Re-Analysed', Mankind, 6 (1967), 415-25.
Newall, R.S., ‘Stone Implements from Millstream Station, Western Australia’, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia, 1:3 (1913), 303-5.