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Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two

Lydia C. Carr


This book 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. 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. In this biography, he ... More

Keywords: Tessa Verney Wheeler, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, British archaeology, London, Wales, Roman amphitheatres

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640225
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640225.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lydia C. Carr, author
Independent scholar