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Tessa Verney Wheeler : Lydia C. Carr : 9780199640225

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This is, primarily, that too rare thing, a sensitive and convincing biography of an archaeologist. He served in the artillery in the , initially as an instructor in the University of London Officers' Training Corps, and later at other places in Scotland and England. Despite a short career of just over twenty years, Verney Wheeler published and excavated extensively while simultaneously developing new archaeological techniques, brought archaeology into the lives of the general public through her connections with the Press and the encouragement of site tours, and was an inspiring teacher to an impressive roster of students. She may have exacerbated her symptoms through overwork and a desire to meet the exacting demands of her husband. She was an effective lecturer and teacher of the next generation of archaeology students.

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Tessa Verney Wheeler by Lydia C. Carr (ebook)

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Carr explains that her task is not to explore or defend the concept of women in archaeology. From her work retraining colliery navvies as archaeological diggers in Roman amphitheatres on the Welsh borders, to cheap omelettes with her students at the Lyons Corner House on Piccadilly in London, Verney Wheeler crossed social and physical borders with a grace and appeal that remains very palpable today. She accompanied Mortimer on his postings until he was sent to France in 1917. From her work retraining colliery navvies as archaeological diggers in Roman amphitheatres on the Welsh borders, to cheap omelettes with her students at the Lyons Corner House on Piccadilly in London, Verney Wheeler crossed social and physical borders with a grace and appeal that remains very palpable today. In this biography, her life is recovered through an examination of her written work, archives, sites, and photographs, as well as through the memories of those who knew her. In this book, Carr unravels the biography of the archaeologist Tessa Verney Wheeler, a charming, tiny woman whose untimely death left her archaeological career overshadowed by her distinguished husband, Sir Mortimer Wheeler. In this biography, her life is recovered through an examination of her written work, archives, sites, and photographs, as well as through the memories of those who knew her.

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Tessa Wheeler

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Through a discussion of the very personal life and work of one woman, Carr explores the role of women in early British archaeology. Oxford: The Society of Antiquaries. In this biography, her life is recovered through an examination of her written work, archives, sites, and photographs, as well as through the memories of those who knew her. In this book, Carr unravels the biography of the archaeologist Tessa Verney Wheeler, a charming, tiny woman whose untimely death left her archaeological career overshadowed by her distinguished husband, Sir Mortimer Wheeler. By means of a discussion of the very personal life and work of one woman, Carr explores the role of women in early British archaeology, resulting in a fascinating picture of a woman and a vivid evocation of the interwar period in London and Wales.

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Tessa Verney Wheeler : Lydia C. Carr : 9780199640225

tessa verney wheeler carr lydia c

They were preparing an excavation at in 1926 when Mortimer was appointed Keeper of the. Their only child, , was born in January 1915. The excavation methods they used, for example the grid system later developed further by and known as the , were significant advances in archaeological method, although later superseded. She became a lecturer at the London Museum in 1928, and became the second woman to be elected as a fellow of the the same year. . By means of a discussion of the very personal life and work of one woman, Carr explores the role of women in early British archaeology, resulting in a fascinating picture of a woman and a vivid evocation of the interwar period in London and Wales. Posted on June 14, 2012.

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Tessa Verney Wheeler : women and archaeology before World War Two (Book, 2012) [kongouji.com]

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The work from Caerleon, Lydney, and St Albans were published under their joint names. Her remains were cremated at. A marvelous surprise, this work is a scholarly effort written with the skill and pace of an historical novel. The family moved to London, but Tessa undertook the excavation on her own in the winter of 1926—27. Despite a short career of just over twenty years, Verney Wheeler published and excavated extensively while simultaneously developing new archaeological techniques, brought archaeology into the lives of the general public through her connections with the Press and the encouragement of site tours, and was an inspiring teacher to an impressive roster of students.

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Tessa Verney Wheeler : women and archaeology before World War Two (Book, 2012) [kongouji.com]

tessa verney wheeler carr lydia c

From her work retraining colliery navvies as archaeological diggers in Roman amphitheatres on the Welsh borders, to cheap omelettes with her students at the Lyons Corner House on Piccadilly in London, Verney Wheeler crossed social and physical borders with a grace and appeal that remains very palpable today. Tessa and Rik Wheelers were both preoccupied with making the British past accessible, interesting, and even familiar on a local level. They used children's activities, lectures, concerts, contests, newspaper articles, and even fiction on occasion to accomplish that. She was educated at in Deptford, and read history at from 1911 to 1914. From her work retraining colliery navvies as archaeological diggers in Romanamphitheatres on the Welsh borders, to cheap omelettes with her students at the Lyons Corner House on Piccadilly in London, Verney Wheeler crossed social and physical borders with a grace and appeal that remains very palpable today. Her later life was blighted by the open unfaithfulness of her sexually adventurous husband, and she also suffered from ill-health, including blackouts and gastric problems. The heroine is a brilliant young Edwardian woman unwilling to accept the idle pleasures of an English drawing room.

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Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two

tessa verney wheeler carr lydia c

Despite a short career of just over twenty years, Verney Wheeler published and excavated extensively while simultaneously developing new archaeological techniques, brought archaeology into the lives of the general public through her connectionswith the Press and the encouragement of site tours, and was an inspiring teacher to an impressive roster of students. Through a discussion of the very personal life and work of one woman, Carr explores the role of women in early British archaeology. By means of a discussion of the very personal life and work of one woman, Carr explores the role of women in early British archaeology, resulting in a fascinating picture of a woman and a vivid evocation of the interwar period in London and Wales. In this biography, her life is recovered through an examination of her written work, archives, sites, and photographs, as well as through the memories of those who knew her. Despite a short career of just over twenty years, Verney Wheeler published and excavated extensively while simultaneously developing new archaeological techniques, brought archaeology into the lives of the general public through her connectionswith the Press and the encouragement of site tours, and was an inspiring teacher to an impressive roster of students. While the book is informed with a social and academic feminist awareness, it takes care not to exploit Verney Wheeler to promote an agenda.

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Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two

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He was Director of the National Museum of Wales from 1924 to 1926. Carr From Our Blog By Lydia Carr In my last blog post, I looked at my research into the inter-war archaeologist Tessa Verney Wheeler 1898'1936 and the biography it led to. Instead she embarked on a career in archaeology, marrying her charismatic, romantic and often unfaithful mentor while studying, digging and managing excavations that literally unearth a wealth of knowledge of Roman fortifications and settlements. Carr explains that her task is not to explore or defend the concept of women in archaeology. They undertook excavations together at in 1921—22 and at in 1924—25, working as a team.

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