Thursday, July 22, 2010
Mortimer Wheeler...popular archaeologist
Very popular archaeologist and inventor of the "Box-Grid System" whereby the field was divided into small squares. Each square clearly separated by a narrow baulk that was never excavated. This method permitted an area to be excavated yet preserved a vertical cross-section that revealed the strata of the site as the trench was dug.
Mortimer Wheeler [Wikipedia]
The book is out of print but many used copes are available.