Dohan, Edith Hall (1877–1943)

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Dohan, Edith Hall (1877–1943)

American archaeologist. Born Edith Hayward Hall, Dec 31, 1877, in New Haven, Connecticut; died July 14, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; dau. of Ely Ransom Hall (teacher) and Mary Jane (Smith) Hall; Smith College, BA, 1899; Bryn Mawr College, PhD, 1908; m. Joseph M. Dohan (lawyer and gentleman farmer), May 12, 1915; children: David Hayward Warrington Dohan and Katharine Elizabeth Dohan (who m. Denys Page, English classicist).

Went on archaeological expedition to Gournia, Crete, and wrote doctoral dissertation The Decorative Art of Crete in the Bronze Age (1907); served as instructor in classical archaeology at Mount Holyoke College (1908–1912); served as assistant curator, associate curator, and curator of the Mediterranean section (beginning 1942) of University Museum at University of Pennsylvania; served review editorship of American Journal of Archaeology (1932–43); published most important work Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum (1942).

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