This fascinating biography of Petrie was first published to high acclaim in England in 1985. Petrie's careful academic methods often pitted him against such rival archaeologists as Amélineau, who boasted he had smashed the stone jars he could not carry away to be sold, and Maspero and Naville, who mangled a pyramid at El Kula they had vainly tried to break into. The file will be sent to your Kindle account. Margaret S. Drower (Mrs. C. Hackforth-Jones) has retired as a lecturer in ancient history at University College, London, where she was a reader in ancient history; she is now an honorary research fellow in the Departments of History and Egyptology. Free shipping for many products! Here Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie's in the early 1930s, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through his stunning career in the deserts of Egypt to his death in Jerusalem at the age of 89. Flinders Petrie has been called the "Father of Modern Egyptology" - and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archeological methods. William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) first went to Egypt in 1880 at the age of 26, to survey the Great Pyramid. Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie’s in the early 1930s, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through hi. Flinders Petrie has been called the "Father of Modern Egyptology" - and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archaeological methods. For the next five decades he was at the forefront of the development of archaeology in the country, before turning in the 1920s to the archaeology of Palestine. Flinders Petrie has been called the “Father of Modern Egyptology”—and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archaeological methods. Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie’s in the early 1930s, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through his stunning career in the deserts of Egypt to his death in Jerusalem at the age of eighty-nine. First Published in: Digest of Middle Eastern Studies 5/3 (1996), 78-81., Summer 1996 ~ F linders Petrie: A Life in Achaeology Margaret S. Drawer Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985, Flinders Petrie has been called the “Father of Modern Egyptology”—and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archaeological methods. Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie had no formal education but discovered amazing things. She tells not only of his spectacular finds, including the tombs of the first Pharaohs, the earliest alphabetic script, a Homer manuscript, and a collection of painted portraits on mummy cases, but also of Petrie’s important contributions to the science of modern archaeology, such as orderly record-keeping of the progress of a dig and the use of pottery sherds in historical dating. Sir William M. Flinders Petrie, 1853-1942. He passed away in Jerusalem on July 28, 1942. In 1880 he visited Egypt for the first time and in 1882 he was engaged in establishing the exact measurements of the Giza pyramids. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated at many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, such as Naukratis , Tanis , Abydos and Amarna . The spine may show signs of wear. Flinders Petrie : A Life in Archaeology by Margaret S. Drower A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie’s in the early 1930s, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through his stunning career in the deserts of … He worked at a much higher number He was an archaeologist whose sixty years in the field produced an enormous amount of archaeological evidence for all periods of Egyptian history from prehistoric through to medieval times. Professor Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology. As Margaret S. Drower in her book Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archeology , described: PETRIE, SIR WILLIAM MATTHEW FLINDERS° (1853–1942). Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. It may takes up to 1-5 minutes before you received it. Drower combines her first-hand knowledge with Petrie’s own voluminous personal and professional diaries to forge a lively account of this influential and sometimes controversial figure. Trova questo libro nella versione stampata. Flinders Petrie has been called the "Father of Modern Egyptology" — and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archaeological methods. This fascinating biography of Petrie was first published to high acclaim in England in 1985. Sir Flinders Petrie and British Archaeological Work in Egypt at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. Sir Flinders Petrie, in full Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, (born June 3, 1853, Charlton, near Greenwich, London, England—died July 28, 1942, Jerusalem), British archaeologist and Egyptologist who made valuable contributions to the techniques and methods of field excavation and invented a sequence dating method that made possible the reconstruction of history from the remains of ancient … British archaeologist well-known for his work in Egypt, as well as in Palestine. 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 artefacts. Drower presents Petrie as he was: an enthusiastic eccentric, diligently plunging into the uncharted past of ancient Egypt. She tells not only of his spectacular finds, including the tombs of the first Pharaohs, the earliest alphabetic script, a Homer manuscript, and a collection of painted portraits on mummy cases, but also of Petrie's important contributions to the science of modern archaeology, such as orderly record-keeping of the progress of a dig and the use of pottery sherds in historical dating. In 1927, Flinders Petrie returned to Palestine uncovering ruins and remained there until his death at the age of eighty-nine. Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology (Wisconsin Studies in Classics) eBook: Margaret S. Drower: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store Nessuna recensione trovata nei soliti posti. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and … With two brief exceptions, he spent the rest of his career studying it. Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie’s in the early 1930s, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through his stunning career in the deserts of … ( CC BY-SA 4.0 ) One of the most spectacular of Petrie’s discoveries was a statue of Merenptah in Luxor. Margaret S. Drower. Dec 28, 2013 - Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, 3 June 1853–28 July 1942, was an English Egyptologist, a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology & preservation of artifacts. Drower presents Petrie as he was: an enthusiastic eccentric, diligently plunging into the uncharted past of ancient Egypt. Flinders Petrie has been called the "Father of Modern Egyptology" - and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archeological methods. It may take up to 1-5 minutes before you receive it. This fascinating biography of Petrie was first published to high acclaim in England in 1985. KL Sheppard, Flinders Petrie and Eugenics at UCL, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, (2010) (accessed 12 Oct 2020) Margaret S. Dower, Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology (London, 1995) Margaret S. Dower, Sir (William Matthews) Flinders Petrie, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (subscription required: accessed 12 Oct 2020) No excavator has had as a huge impact on Egyptian archaeology with regards to methodology or even collecting of artifacts from a wide variety of sites as Sir Flinders Petrie. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Flinders Petrie : A Life in Archaeology by Margaret S. Drower (1985, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Drower, Margaret S. Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, she has contributed to many books and BBC programs on the ancient Middle East. Petrie went to Egypt in 1880 to survey the pyramids of Gizeh and thereafter dedicated himself to the archaeology of Egypt. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt. This fascinating biography of Petrie was first published to high acclaim in England in 1985. Information about the open-access article 'Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology, 2nd edition, by Margaret S. Drower, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1995' in DOAJ. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Here Margaret S. Drower, a student of Petrie's in the early 1930s, traces his life from his boyhood, when he was already a budding scholar, through his stunning career in the deserts of Egypt to his death in Jerusalem at the age of 89. William Matthew Flinders Petrie, better known as Flinders Petrie, was born in England in 1853, and by the end of his life in 1942 he was known as the “father of scientific archaeology” (Bratton 1967, 84, 81). Flinders Petrie : biography 3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942 Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (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 artefacts. This fascinating biography of Petrie was first published to high acclaim in England in 1985. Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology by Drower, Margaret S. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the British Museum, A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past. Abstract Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, K.B.E., F.R.S., F.B.A., revolutionized Egyptian archaeology in the first two decades (1880- 1900) of his long career: he set new standards by insisting on keeping a complete record of all that was found. The distinctive black-topped Egyptian pottery of the Pre-dynastic period associated with Flinders Petrie's Sequence Dating System, Petrie Museum. Sir Flinders Petrie (1853–1942) is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Egyptology. In 1931 Petrie published his autobiography, hoping that the book would interest others to archaeology. xxiv + 500 pp. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, […] Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology, 2nd edition, by Margaret S. Drower, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1995 Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology. 1923 saw Petrie knighted for services to British archaeology and Egyptology. These brief exceptions were the periods he spent excavating in Palestine. The file will be sent to your email address. As an Egyptological student in the 1990s, I heard legendary stories that had been passed down from generation to generation by Egyptologists about his work and personality. Petrie was born on 3 June 1853 in Maryon Road, Charlton, Kent, England, the son of William Petrie (1821–1908) and Anne (née Flinders) (1812–1892). Petrie did not intend to discuss his private life, however he recounted his frustration in 1889 in dealings with Grébaut, the head of the antiquities service. Flinders Petrie has been called the "Father of Modern Egyptology" - and indeed he is one of the pioneers of modern archeological methods. He developed a mathamatical formula for discovering the unit of measurement early people used when building ancient monuments. DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. Petrie was born on 3 June 1853 in Maryon Road, Charlton, Kent, England, the son of William Petrie (1821–1908) and Anne (née Flinders) (1812–1892). 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