Dorothy Mary Crowfoot was born in Cairo in 1910. Her father was an archaeologist with a special interest in the Sudan, an interest shared by her mother, who had trained as a botanist. Dorothy married Thomas Hodgkin in 1937 and they had three children, Luke, Elizabeth and Toby. Somehow she succeeded in finding ample time for her family without neglecting her research or other interests – as one of her three recreations listed in Who’s Who
she gave ‘children’, the others being archaeology and walking. She died at her home in Ilmington in Warwickshire on 29 July 1994. Thomas died in 1982.
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