Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists

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University of Michigan Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 571 pages
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"At the close of the Victorian era, two generations of intrepid women abandoned Grand Tour travel for the rigors of archaeological expeditions, shining the light of scientific exploration on Old World antiquity. Breaking Ground highlights the remarkable careers of twelve pioneers-a compelling narrative of personal, social, intellectual, and historical achievement."
-Claire Lyons, The Getty Museum


"Behind these pioneering women lie a wide range of fascinating and inspiring life stories. Though each of their tales is unique, they were all formidable scholars whose important contributions changed the field of archaeology. Kudos to the authors for making their stories and accomplishments known to us all!"
-Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


This book presents twelve fascinating women whose contributions to the development and progress of Old World archaeology---in an area ranging from Italy to Mesopotamia---have been immeasurable. Each essay in this collection examines the life of a pioneer archaeologist in the early days of the discipline, tracing her path from education in the classics to travel and exploration and eventual international recognition in the field of archaeology. The lives of these women may serve as models both for those interested in gender studies and the history of archaeology because in fact, they broke ground both as women and as archaeologists.

The interest inherent in these biographies will reach well beyond defined disciplines and subdisciplines, for the life of each of these exciting and accomplished individuals is an adventure story in itself
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Jane Dieulafoy 18511916
34
Esther B Van Deman 18621937
68
Margaret Alice Murray 18631963
109
Bell 18681926
142
Harriet Boyd Hawes 18711945
198
Hetty Goldman 18811972
339
by Machteld Mellink and Kathleen M Qttinn
345
Dorothy Annie Elizabeth Garrod 18921968
380
Winifred Lamb 18941963
425
Theresa B Goell 19011985
482
Kathleen Kenyon 19061978
525
Conclusion
554
Glossary
561
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