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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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Isabel McBryde

The name Isabel McBryde should be instantly familiar to anyone who has studied Australian archaeology—she is one of the main reasons you can  study archaeology in Australia! She has trained at least three generations of Australian archaeologists and was instrumental to the establishment of professional archaeology in Australia. Along with John Mulvaney, Isabel was responsible for the shift of research into the archaeology of Aboriginal Australia from the museum to the university sector. McBryde completed her…

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Alan Kaiser, Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story of One Woman's Discoveries and the Man Who Stole Credit for Them.   New York; London:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.  Pp. xx, 251.  ISBN9781442230033.  RRP $38.00 (USA) Alan Kaiser's book-length exploration of Mary Ross Ellingson's experience of archaeology and academic dishonesty in the interwar period is exactly the kind of story TrowelBlazers…

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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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