Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


22 January 2021

Martin Sinclair Frankland Hood (31 January 1917 – 18 January 2021)

British School at Athens

Martin Sinclair Frankland Hood (31 January 1917 – 18 January 2021)

It is with the deepest sadness that we note the passing of Sinclair Hood, peacefully at his home in Great Milton, Oxford a few days before his 104th birthday.  He was one of the few for whom the Greek birthday wish Να τα εκατοστίσεις! came true.

Born in Ireland, Sinclair studied at Oxford just before WWII and completed a Diploma in Prehistoric Archaeology immediately after it at the Institute of Archaeology in London, where he was taught by Kathleen Kenyon and V. Gordon Childe.  His long association with the BSA began over seventy years ago when he arrived as a School Student in 1947.  Fellow residents at the time included John Cook (then Director), Robert Cook, Vincent Desborough and Hugh Plommer.

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