A year in the making, in partnership with photographer Leonora Saunders, the Raising Horizons exhibition is on now on UK tour! We'll be at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham from 25 September - 10 December 2017.

Two centuries of hidden trowel-blazing history is celebrated through captivating portraits: 14 contemporary women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology pose as their historic counterparts, each representing a moment in time.

Raising Horizons is about revealing the real face of archaeology, geology and palaeontology past and present, sharing its hidden heritage, and promoting the power of networks for advancing women in science. You can help us take this story on UK tour over 2017-8, and bring the message of women's achievements to an even bigger audience by backing our crowdfund.


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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Linda Braidwood

Pioneering prehistorian and author Linda Braidwood was a familiar figure in Near Eastern archaeology. Receiving her Masters degree in 1946 from the University of Chicago, Linda undertook excavations in Syria and soon found herself at the helm of the Iraq-Jarmo project. The Braidwoods (Linda and husband Robert) and their team of experts were incredibly important […]

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What We're Up To

A bit of a throwback today -- our friends at Cosmic Shambles have been putting together the clips from last spring's March for Science. Sure you could watch Peter Capaldi aka Dr Who talk about the importance of science... OR you could listen to Team TrowelBlazers's Brenna do her best to articulate why we do what we do -- and how…

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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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