During these times he spent some two years using an old rock-tomb as his residence and base of operations.
"I had a doorway in the middle into my living room, a window on one side for my bedroom, and another window opposite for a store-room.
Such painstaking methods led him to be known as one of the great innovators of scientific method in excavation.
In 1884 Flinders Petrie discovered fragments of the statue of Ramses II during his excavation of the Temple of Tanis.
Pipe stem dating You have recovered sixty-three pipe stem fragments from Verysignificantsite. Harrington's initial studies, the time periods and average bore diameters are as follows (Deetz 19): Look at the number of stems you recovered and determine which bore diameter is represented by the most pipe stems.
In the course of a brief interlude in Palestine, a six-week season of excavations at Tell el-Hesi in the spring of 1890, he introduced into Palestine the concept that a Tell is a manmade mound of successive, superimposed 'cities'.At thirteen, he read Piazzi Smyth's Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramids; his interest flourished from this young age and Petrie convinced himself that he would one day see the pyramids for himself.Flinders began as a Practical Surveyor in south England.Petrie's father was a surveyor who taught his son how to use the most modern surveying equipment of the time.Petrie would go about England measuring Churches, buildings, and ancient megalithic ruins, such as Stonehenge.From this excavation he developed a sequential dating method that would enable him to determine the chronology of any civilization by pottery fragment comparison.