Definition of Petrie, Sir Flinders in US English:

Petrie, Sir Flinders

proper noun

  • (1853–1942), English archaeologist and Egyptologist; full name William Matthew Flinders Petrie. He began excavating the Great Pyramid in 1880. He established the system of sequence dating by which sites are excavated layer by layer and historical chronology is determined by the dating of artifacts found in situ.


Petrie, Sir Flinders