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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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Constanza Ceruti

Constanza Ceruti (born 1973, Buenos Aries) is an anthropologist and mountaineer who currently lives in Salta, Argentina. She is a pioneer in the field of high-altitude archaeology, and the only woman, for over 20 years, to study Inca ceremonial centers on the summits of Andean peaks over 6000 meters. Oh yea, and did we mention? […]

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What We're Up To

Wow. Three years. THREE. That's longer than most academic contracts these days... (Joke! Kinda. Weep. Move on.) It has been three incredible years for women in the Trowel Wielding sciences.  On the home front, your fearless anarchic collective have gotten pretty dang busy with life achievements of their own - several babies, some tenure track, and some super exciting new…

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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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