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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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Maria Antonina Czaplicka

Images courtesy of the Pitt-Rivers Photo Collection. Special Exhibition on until 2016 at the Pitt Rivers Museum – My Year in Siberia! While the first battles of World War I were being fought, Maria Czaplicka was travelling the Yenisei Province of Siberia to study ways of life north of the Arctic Circle.   Maria spent much […]

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Just a little over two years ago, I reviewed a copy of Jordan Jacobs’ debut novel, a book about a daring preteen in love with archaeology: Samantha Sutton and The Labyrinth of Lies. Her first adventure begins when “Sam” gets to spend her summer break on an excavation in Peru with her Uncle Jay, an archaeologist. The book is a…

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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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