Philip A. Barker
He left school with no qualifications and served in the RAF during the Second World War before training as a teacher. He became interested in archaeology and later became an academic at the University of Birmingham. For many years he was the archaeologist at Worcester Cathedral.
He wrote the comprehensive guide to field archaeology, Techniques of Archaeological Excavation in 1977 and it remains in print.
- Chris Musson and Charles Hill. "Philip Barker 1920–2001." Council for British Archaeology, Wales. Online Information for Archaeology in Wales, Newsletter No. 21 at the Wayback Machine (archived 7 November 2002), Spring 2001.
- Philip Barker: An archaeologist inspired by art at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 November 2001) by Robert Higham.
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