Roger James MERCER

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Age 74


MERCER Roger James (Edinburgh)On December 3, 2018, Roger James Mercer, 74, archaeologist, suddenly at home. Dear husband of Susan and beloved father of Katherine and Andrew. Private funeral.Memorial service to be arranged.

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Roger was a formative part of my early years as an archaeologist - both as student and after. He was a great influence and worked hard to inculcate archaeological theory and practice into his charges. He taught it as it is: I thought you might like to see an extract from a letter I wrote home while surveying on Arran with him in 1976.

We walk all day dragging theodolites and their tripods miles onto the moors. The wind blows you nearly over and knocks everything out of you so when...

I wish we'd met... Thanks for introducing me to Hambledon Hill. Life changer. God bless Sx

A tremendous teacher and kind warm soul.