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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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Dianne Edwards

It was a barren world. Dark igneous rocks, treacherously jagged and raw from the relentless battering of the wind and rain, spanned across the land. There may have been a flash of blue or a tint of orange nearby some hot sulphuric volcanic spring, evidence of small colonies of bacteria thriving on an otherwise inhospitable […]

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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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