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V. Gordon Childe (1892–1957) was an Australian archaeologist who specialised in the study of European prehistory. He spent most of his life in the United Kingdom, working as an academic for the University of Edinburgh and then the Institute of Archaeology, London, and wrote twenty-six books during his career. Initially an early proponent of culture-historical archaeology, he later became the first exponent of Marxist archaeology in the Western world. Childe studied classics at the University of Sydney before moving to England to study classical archaeology at the University of Oxford. In 1921 he became librarian of the Royal Anthropological Institute and journeyed across Europe to pursue his research into the continent's prehistory. He co-founded The Prehistoric Society in 1934 and was its first president. In a 1935 presidential address he argued that a Neolithic Revolution initiated the Neolithic era, and that other revolutions marked the start of the Bronze and Iron Ages. (Full article...)
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American country music singer Justin Moore has released five studio albums, two extended plays, and seventeen singles. Moore signed with Valory Music Group in 2007, and his first single, "Back That Thing Up", entered the Hot Country Songs chart in 2008. The next year, his second single, "Small Town USA", became his first (and highest-charted) single to enter the Billboard Hot 100. Moore released his first extended play, The "You Asked for It" EP, in 2009. His self-titled debut album was released later that year; it produced the singles "Back That Thing Up", "Small Town USA", "Backwoods", and "How I Got to Be This Way", and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Eight of Moore's singles have reached the number-one position on Billboard's Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts. Three of these have been certified platinum by the RIAA. (Full list...)
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