Mary Hamilton Swindler

Born in Indiana in 1884, “Mayme” (as she called herself) Swindler received her education B. A. and M.A. at Indiana University. She studied in Berlin in 1909 and was appointed Fellow in Greek at Bryn Mawr College in 1906. In 1909-1910 she received a fellowship to study in Berlin and at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She participated in the Corinth excavations from 1910-1912. She received her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College where she taught Latin, archaeology and ancient painting for 37 years. In 1929 she published her comprehensive and seminal work Ancient Painting. She was also instrumental in organizing the expedition of Hetty Goldman’s excavations at Tarsus. She became Editor of the American Journal of Archaeology early in the 1930s and served the journal in this capacity for 14 years. She was appointed the prestigious Norton Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America 1944-1945 and continued to be active, lecture and teach at various schools until her death in 1967.

Author of biography: Eleanor Winsor Leach
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Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists
Published by the University of Michigan Press, 2004