Sir william flinders petrie and sequence dating
William Petrie was an electrical engineer who developed carbon arc lighting and later developed chemical processes for Johnson, Matthey & Co.
Petrie was raised in a Christian household (his father being Plymouth Brethren), and was educated at home. His father taught his son how to survey accurately, laying the foundation for his archaeological career.
One minute he was the consummate intellect, the next moment he was rescuing some dark-haired beauty using only his whip.
Little did I know that surveying and archaeology had more in common than just the transit that is frequently visible in photos of archaeological sites.
He didn't carry a whip or wear a fedora while working on the plateau; instead he surveyed while wearing a ballerina's tutu! Petrie made his way into this world on June 3, 1853, in Charlton, England. Due to his frail constitution Petrie was educated at home.
Excavators had to seek funds, or work for societies that raised money for archaeological work in Egypt.
Inductive Metrology, 1877 The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh, 1883 Tanis.
Gardner and others, 1886 Racial Photographs from the Egyptian Monuments, 1887 Tanis.
Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS, FBA (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts.
He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt in conjunction with his wife, Hilda Petrie.