The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania

Easily lost among her throng of male workers is a thin, demure-looking Harriet Boyd (shown standing at the far right), who directed the Gournia excavations between 1901 and 1904. As a student at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Boyd had expressed an interest in digging at Corinth, on the Greek mainland. But when the director of that excavation said no, she instead went to Crete and plunged into the fledgling field of Minoan archaeology.