May 16, 2016

Flinders Petrie
Portrait of Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, 1903

Information on Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853 – 1942) can be found in the history of Jerusalem or history of the geography of archaeology (i.e., by Brian Fagan) or in a good Bible Dictionary or Encyclopedia LINK. Questions that you should answer in your paper include:

  1. What was he most famous for?
  2. Where did he take his training for archaeology?
  3. What was his specialty in archaeology?
  4. Where did he excavate?
  5. What famous people did he excavate with?
  6. What discoveries was he involved in?
  7. What was the Biblical impact of his research?
Helpful Resources:
  • “Stelae and Reliefs of Pharaoh Merneptah, 1207 BCE.” The Center for Online Judaic Studies. October 10, 2013. LINK.
  • “The Petrie Project.” Glyptotek. NY Carlsberg. October 11, 2013. LINK.
  • “Sir William M. Flinders Petrie, 1853-1942.” The Palestine Exploration Fund. October 3, 2013. LINK.
  • “Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942).” The British Museum. October 3, 2013. LINK.
  • Byrnes, Andrea. “Documentary Review: The Man Who Discovered Egypt. 28th March 2012.” Egyptological (April 3, 2012). LINK.
  • Drower, Margaret. S. Flinders Petrie: A Life in Archaeology. 2nd ed. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995. LINK.
  • Fagan, Brian. “Flinders Petrie.” Pages 78-81 in Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past. Oxford Profiles. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 2003. Look Inside
  • Fargo, Valerie M. “BA Portrait: Sir Flinders Petrie.” The Biblical Archaeologist 47, no. 4 (Dec. 1984): 220-23. JSTOR .
  • Levy, Thomas E. “Archaeology and the Bible.” In Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, edited by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers, and Astrid B. Beck, 88–95. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • Parsons, Marie. “Egypt: William Flinders Petrie, Father of Pots.” Tour Egypt. LINK.
  • Petrie, William Matthew Flinders. Tell el Armana. London, England: Methuen & Co., 1894. Look Inside
  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders. “Extracts from Researches in Sinai.” Serendipity. October 11, 2013. LINK.
  • Petrie, W. M. Flinders. The Religion Of Ancient Of Egypt. London, England: Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 1906. LINK.
  • Poole, Gray. “Sir Flinders Petrie.” In Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Chisholm Hugh,  ed. 11th ed. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1911. LINK.
  • Sheppard, Kathleen L. “Flinders Petrie and Eugenics at UCL.” Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 20, no. 1 (May 16, 2010): 16-29. LINK
  • Smith, Sidney. “William Matthew Flinders Petrie.” Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 5, no. 14 (Nov. 1945): 3-16. JSTOR
  • Stinespring, W. F. “Flinders Petrie: 1853-1942.” The Biblical Archaeologist 5, no. 3 (September 1942): 33-36. JSTOR .
  • Uphill, Eric P. “A Bibliography of Sir Williams Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942).” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 31, no. 4 (Oct. 1972): 356-79. JSTOR.
The following are not found online but would be helpful if you can find them in your local library:
  • Fagan, Brian M. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 978-0131776982.
  • Fagan, Brian M. Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists and Monuments in Mesopotamia. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown & Co., 1979.
  • Fagan, Brian M. The Adventure of Archaeology. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1985. ISBN: 978-0870448140.

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