Robert H. McDowell

Fellow: Awarded 1935

Field of Study: Near Eastern Studies

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-23-1894

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

McDOWELL, ROBERT HARBOLD:  Appointed for a study in Persia of local collections and hoards of ancient coins with the purpose of contributing to the solution of certain historical problems; tenure, twelve months from May 1, 1935.

Born May 23, 1894, in Syria, of American parents. Education: College of Wooster, A.B., 1915; Ohio State University, 1915–16; University of Michigan, A.M., 1931, Ph.D., 1933.

Field Manager,1928–31, University of Michigan–Toledo Museum of Art–Cleveland Museum of Art Expedition to Seleucia on the Tigris; Research Associate in Mesopotamian Archaeology, 1931—, Institute of Archaeological Research, University of Michigan.

Publications:  Stamped and Inscribed Objects from Seleucia on the Tigris, 1934; Coins from Seleucia on the Tigris, 1935. Contributor to Preliminary Report upon the Excavations at Tel Umar, Iraq; Yale Classical Studies; Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Art and Letters.