Flinders petrie dating system
I was already in archaeology by nature." [Petrie 1932, p.10] tonehenge and Giza After surveying British prehistoric monuments in his teenage years (commencing with the late Romano-British 'British Camp' that lay within yards of his family home in Charlton) in attempts to understand their geometry (at 19 tackling ] Petrie's published report of this triangulation survey, and his analysis of the architecture of Giza therein, was exemplary in its methodology and accuracy, and still provides much of the basic data regarding the pyramid plateau to this day.On that visit he was appalled by the rate of destruction of monuments (some listed in guidebooks had been worn away completely since then) and mummies.
I’m sure I know what she would think now, or at least speculate gleefully about.
and while she knew he was buried (mostly) in Jerusalem, she didn’t know all the peculiar details. I only found out some of them literally two days ago, doing some reading on this year’s gathering at Sir Flinder’s grave in the Presbyterian Cemetery. The doctors in Jerusalem duly decapitated the great man at his death and stored his head in a jar. It’s not on display, but is available for viewing if one makes an advance request.
It was the 70th anniversary, you know, on July 28th. But then, a number of problems arose – two world wars, various types of troublesome Germans and Italians roaming Africa, poor postal systems, bad glue on the identifying label … Identification was finally made in 1989 by noting a scar over the right eye; however, various people familiar with him have stated that the features are not his.
Believe me, the real details of Flinders Petrie were every bit as weird as the ones Kage manufactured.
As an archeologist, Flinders pretty much invented stratigraphy: the art of mapping the layers in an archeological dig, and so dating the finds by their relationship to geology and one another.