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Women in archaeology, geology, and palaeontology

TrowelBlazers is a celebration of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists who have been doing awesome work for far longer, and in far greater numbers, than most people realise.

Because we think these women are awesome. We think you’ll think these women are awesome. And we want to keep on discovering more awesome trowel-wielding women.   Plus, so many of the pictures are, quite frankly, a-MAZ-ing.

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Margarethe Lenore Selenka

Margarethe Lenore Selenka was an extraordinary person. She was the first woman to excavate in Indonesia, and later became a prominent pacifist and advocate of gender equality in Germany. Selenka was born in Hamburg (Germany) in 1860 (1). Under the influence of her second husband, Emil Selenka, a zoologist at the University of Erlangen whom she […]

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Martinetti, A., Lebeau, G., and Franc, A. 2016. Agatha. London: Self Made Hero. 119 pages, £12.99 (UK). All images copyright Hachette Livre (Paris) 2014. So, in an ideal world, how would you bring to light some of the ways women contributed to the Trowel Wielding Sciences in the past? Add a touch of celebrity. Make the story accessible - not…

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Do you know of an awesome, TrowelBlazing pioneer in archaeology, geology, or palaeontology? Let us know! We are always looking out for guest posts, or even suggestions for new women to feature.

It’s all so very easy… 200 words, and a picture either freely available or with a known source where we can request permission to reproduce it. Even if you can’t manage that – don’t worry! We’re happy just to be told about truly inspiring women. Don’t forget to tell us your twitter/ blog name so we can give you full credit!

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