Augustus Pitt Rivers
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Wetherby, Yorkshire
Country  :
United Kingdom
Field of Expertise  :
Ethnological Archaeology
Educational background  :

Degree in ethnology and archaeology.

Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Rivers was known as the "Father of British Archaeology," for expressing the importance of thorough site excavation through stratigraphic observation and recording.

  • Among the titles he has held, included are:

    • First Inspector of Ancient Monuments in Britain

    • Fellow of the Royal Society

    • Vice-president of the Society of Antiquaries, London.

    • President of the Anthropological Institute

  • Between 1887 and 1898, Augustus published his discoveries in four manuscripts entitled Excavations in Cranborne Chase.

Bibliography  :
Antique Works of Art from Benin,Report On Excavations in the Pen Pits, Near Penselwood, Somerset , On The Discovery Of Chert Implements In Stratified Gravel In The Nile Valley Near Thebes (1882) .