(1890-1976) English archeologist. As director-general of archeology in India in the 1940s he uncovered the Indus valley civilization. He helped to popularize archeology by his television appearances.
Wheeler adhered to the rules for stratigraphic excavation set down by General Pitt-Rivers, despite the sometimes less than scientific methodology pursued by his contemporaries. After a number of spectacular excavations in Britain, Wheeler was appointed director-general of archeology in India 1944–48. He discovered the cities of a forgotten civilization which became known as the Indus valley civilization. It flourished in the later 3rd millennium. Two major cities were excavated, Mohenjo Daro and Harappa. Wheeler revealed a society that was advanced enough to produce ceremonial and state architecture and a complex water, drainage, and waste-disposal system.
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