G. Roger Edwards

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George Roger Edwards
G. Roger Edwards.jpg
Edwards circa 1950-1960
Born (1914-10-11)October 11, 1914
Southington, Connecticut
Died June 9, 2009(2009-06-09) (aged 94)
Haverford, Pennsylvania

George Roger Edwards (October 11, 1914 – June 9, 2009) was an American archaeologist and curator for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Southington, Connecticut on October 11, 1914 to George Edwards and Alice Heathcote.[2] He attended Lewis High School in Southington, Connecticut then earned an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in 1933 and a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 1937. He earned a Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1939.[1][2][3]

Edwards became the assistant curator for the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. He moved to Philadelphia in 1950 as assistant professor of classical archaeology and an assistant curator for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Edwards excavated at several sites including Gordium in Turkey in 1951 and Kourion in Cyprus in 1954.[4][5] He rose to the position of full professor and retired in 1980 with the title curator emeritus.

He died on June 9, 2009 in Haverford, Pennsylvania.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "G. Roger Edwards, 94, archaeologist". Philadelphia Inquirer. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-07. "G. Roger Edwards, 94, a University of Pennsylvania archaeologist and museum curator for 30 years, died June 9 ..." 
  2. ^ a b c d "G. Roger Edwards". Hartford Courant. June 17, 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-05. "G. Roger Edwards, age 94, died June 9, 2009, in Haverford, PA. Born in Southington, he was the son of the late George and Alice (Heathcote) Edwards. ..." 
  3. ^ Lucy Taxis Shoe Meritt (1984). History of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1939-1980. American School of Classical Studies at Athens. ISBN 0-87661-942-1. "Since none of the regular School training for first-year students was possible, the two students, Mary Campbell and G. Roger Edwards, were assigned to work ..." 
  4. ^ Ellen L. Kohler. The Lesser Phrygian Tumuli. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ISBN 0-934718-39-3. "During 1951 and 1955, which were double- length seasons, the latter parts of the campaigns, ie, after the end of August, were led by G. Roger Edwards. ..." 
  5. ^ The Gordion excavations: final reports. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ISBN 0-934718-39-3.