Dr. G. Roger Edwards, professor emeritus of classical archaeology and curator emeritus, passed away June 9, 2009, at age 94.
Dr. Edwards received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1935. He studied classical archeology in graduate school, earning a MA from Johns Hopkins University in 1937 and a PhD from Penn in 1939. He also received an honorary MA degree in 1971 from Penn.
After working at Bowdoin College Museum and conducting excavations in Greece, Dr. Edwards joined the Penn faculty and the Mediterranean section of the Penn Museum in 1950. During his 30 year tenure at Penn, his primary interest was in the Hellenistic period, particularly in pottery. His principle field work and research was in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Italy.
Dr. Edwards is survived by his nieces, Carol and Antoinette; and cousin, Donald Edwards.
There will be a memorial November 30, 6 p.m. in the Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum.