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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Princess Dashkova

Countess Yekaterina Vorontsova (1744-1810) was the daughter of a very well connected Russian family. Yekaterina married Prince Mikhail Dashkov in 1759, becoming Princess Dashkov at just 15 years old. Their marriage was short, as the Prince passed away five years later from pneumonia. Living in Moscow, with a high status, money, and no ties, the Princess had […]

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This guest post by students Monika Dimitrova and Uli Botzojorns at the University of Leiden (Netherlands) features a collaborative team of three women, each deserving of their own posts-linked below as we post a new article each day this week. --- “Duuh Duuh da da da Duuh” The opening notes of the Star Wars theme song ring out over the…

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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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