JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 31 to 48)
ALFRED LUCAS: EGYPT'S SHERLOCK HOLMES
ABSTRACT—A biography of the British Egyptologist Alfred Lucas (1867–1945) is given, including a detailed discussion of his most important scientific achievements, such as the rediscovery of the formula for faience and the publication of the landmark study Ancient Egyptian Materials. This paper places particular emphasis on the impact his work had upon the development of archaeological conservation as a profession.