Elizabeth French

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Elizabeth B. French (born 1931) is a former warden of Ashburne Hall [1] Manchester and former director of the British School at Athens and an authority in Mycenaean archaeology, especially pottery and terracotta figurines.

Earl life[edit]

Elizabeth B. French was born in 1931.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

French developed a detailed classification scheme for a series of Mycenaean terra cotta figurines dating from the Late Helladic period (c.1500 - 1100 B.C.).[2] She coined the term kourotrophos for a particular class of these artifacts depicting a woman holding a child.[3] She has been involved in excavation and publication of archaeological excavation at Mycenae for many years and recently completed a survey of the remains around Mycenae in collaboration with the Archaeological Society of Athens.[4] She wrote an account of the monuments and history of Mycenae itself.[5] Her joint publication with P.S. Stockhammer, 'Correlating recent research: the pottery of Mycenae and Tiryns in the second half of the 13th Century BC', Annual of the British School at Athens, 106 (2009) 175-232 is the first attempt to align discoveries at the two most important Mycenaean sites.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/accommodation/display/index.htm?offset=0&sort=name&sortdir=ascending&res=66928&catering=NoPref&distance=10&singlesex=NoPref&singlesexareas=NoPref&ugpg=NoPref&adapted=NoPref&computer=NoPref&submit=&searchtype=simple
  2. ^ E. B. French 1971 ‘The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines’, Annual of the British School of Archaeology at Athens 66, 101–87.
  3. ^ Trckova-Flamee, Alena (September 2005). "The Mycenaean Terracotta Figurine from the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels". ANISTORITON: ArtHistory. 9: O053. Archived from the original (– Scholar search) on February 11, 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ S. Iakovides and E. B. French, Archaeological Atlas of Mycenae, 2003
  5. ^ E.B. French, Mycenae, Agamemnon's Capital, 2002