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Payne, Joan Crowfoot
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British archaeologist and museum assistant. Born, Giza 1912. Died, England 2002. Began medical training at the London School of Medicine for Women, 1929. Uncompleted Diploma Course in Archaeology, Cambridge University, 1932-3. Excavated with her father John W. Crowfoot and other leading archaeologists, in England and Palestine. Appointed Cataloguer in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, cataloguing the whole of the Egyptian and Nubian collections, she also had a significant role in the arrangement and display of the Museums lithic collections in the Egyptian and Near Eastern galleries, 1957-79. She published many important publications on lithics as well as the <i>Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum</i> (Oxford, 1993; reprinted with addenda, 2000).
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- Moorey, R. in <i>Levant</i> 35 (2003), iv-v fig. (portrait).
- <i>Who Was Who in Egyptology</i> (4th ed. 2012), 419 fig. (portrait).