Every trowel tells a story. This is Glenys Lloyd Morgan's trowel. See how worn it is, testament to every dig that Gelnys ever worked in. Note the polish on the handle, where Glenys held it tight as she uncovered the past. Ceridwen Lloyd Morgan has entrusted her sister's trowel to us at TrowelBlazers, and we will endeavour to protect Glenys' legacy.
#10 … because it’s super fun. Ever climbed a pyramid in your pants? Well geez, don’t, there are some serious heritage and conservation concerns – but sometimes it’s enough to know someone’s done it 😉
Hilda Petrie descending into a tomb, possibly Dendera 1897-8. Image courtesy of the Egypt Exploration Society, all rights reserved. More Hilda fabulousness available on their Flickr Petrie photoset!
# 4… because Tomorrow’s women in the digging sciences need friends, role models, and mentors like Dorothy Garrod.
Dorothy Garrod with the members of her first excavation crew at the Mount Carmel Caves, 1929. From left to right, Elinor Ewbank (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford), Dorothy Garrod, Mary Kitson Clark (Girton College, Cambridge), Dean Harriet M. Allyn (Mount Holyoke College, USA) and Dr Martha Hackett. Used with kind permission from the Dorothy Garrod Photographic Archive at the Pitt Rivers Museum. This photo must not be reused without their consent.
Yusra (left) with Dorothy Garrod (right) at Mount Carmel in 1934.Image 1998.294.52, reproduced here with permission from the Dorothy Garrod Archive, Pitt Rivers Museum. All rights reserved.
#2 …because there are so many ways to #TrowelBlaze – all contributions to the digging sciences matter. And are amazing. Not just the ones with paper qualifications, or shovels in hand, but the illustration, the cataloguing, the lab work, and the million other little things that make science too.
#1 …because we are all here to support each other, and networks matter. In 2019 we’re going to try to keep supporting each other, keep building those networks, and keep reaching out and helping the next generation. And we want your help to do it. So tell us about the amazing women you’re digging in 2019!