Sylvia Benton


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(1887–1985) [Bi]

British archaeologist who specialized in Greek archaeology. Born in India, she was educated in England, read classics at Girton College, Cambridge, and then trained as a teacher. After teaching for nearly twenty years, she turned to archaeology and studied for a B. Litt. at Oxford, which was awarded in 1928. Admitted as a student to the British School in Athens in 1927, she took part in various excavations, especially at Ithaca, both before and after WW2. She was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London in 1937 and published reports on her excavations in Greece and also work at Covesea, Scotland.


Antiquaries Journal, 66 (1986), 501

Subjects: Archaeology.

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