helena_circle_png kober_alice_circle_png Charnia masoni type fossil, Leicester Museum. Photograph: Tina Negus, used with permission.

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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Lucy Allen

Lucy Allen was born in 1877 and set out to become a librarian when she began her studies at The Ohio State University in 1894, but along the way she became the first woman to serve as a curator at the Ohio History Connection (then the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society). She took up the post for several months […]

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Recently, the folks at #QEDCon got a chance to ask scientists questions, through the kind offices of Robin Ince's Cosmic Genome. One intrepid soul asked our @brennawalks how a little girl can get into science... lucky we are SO READY with an answer for that one. [embed]http://youtu.be/ET94gAHYbp4[/embed]   And we know you guys could probably come up with a million more! It…

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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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