Happy Birthday to Harriet Ann Boyd-Hawes! Born in 1871, the American archaeologist specialized in ancient Greece and was among the first women to direct a major archaeological field project.
After working as a teacher, in 1896 she enrolled at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, but had to finance her own fieldwork when her requests to assist on archaeological digs were discouraged. In 1901, a Greek schoolteacher showed Boyd a site where, in three field seasons, she uncovered the traces of a Late Bronze Age (1,500 BCE) Minoan town, Gournia, including houses, cobbled streets, and a palace. Boyd later wrote that “the chief archaeological value of Gournia is that it has given us a remarkably clear picture of the everyday circumstances, occupations, and ideals of the Aegean folk at the height of their true prosperity.”
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