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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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The Trowelblazing Enigma

As the number of women in our Index of Awesomeness grows, it is important to remember the women that History really has forgotten: the many anonymous trowelblazers we know existed, but cannot name. Jan Freedman found one of those women, and set off on a quest to discover who she was… —- Late last year, as darkness descended in the early afternoon, I stumbled across a wonderful photograph whilst researching for a little blog post about belemnites. The black…

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What We're Up To

We here at TrowelBlazers are very excited to share that we have been working on a top-secret project for over a year, advising on the product design for a recently started small toy company Arklu as they created a new Lottie Doll: namely, Fossil Hunter Lottie. It all started soon after TrowelBlazers first came together, in fact. Creative Director and…

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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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