The New York Times and Spike TV Love American Diggers, Hate Uppity, Educated Women.

So this lovely piece of journalisum came across my twitter feed today...TV Digs Will Harm Patrimony, Scholars Say by Bill Carter. First, props to Mr. Carter for using big words in the title, no props however for making it sound like the archaeologists of the world just want to take away all the fun from poor Ric Savage and... Continue Reading →

K. Kris Hirst – All About Archaeology.

It's International Women's Day today, and I thought that to celebrate I would bring you the first Women in Archaeology post about a living woman!  K. Kris Hirst was kind enough to let me interview her, and I know she's busy, so this was extra nice of her. Hirst is a content provider over at About.com, where she writes the Archaeology section of the site, and... Continue Reading →

Gertrude Bell – Archaeologist, Arabic Advocate, Queen of the Desert.

This week I wanted to still look way back to the earliest women in the field, back when our field was loosely defined as it was and those who participated had many, many other hats to wear. That's why I feel Gertrude is an excellent addition to the series. She was an archaeologist focused on biblical archaeology, but she was also a diplomat, King-maker, advocate for the Arabic and Iraq... Continue Reading →

Anne Stine Moe Ingstad

Anne Stine Moe Ingstad was born in 1918 in Lillehammer, Oppand county, Norway. Her parents were attorney Eilif Moe and Louise Augusta Bauck Lindeman. Before achieving her MA in Scandinavian Archaeology from the University of Oslo she married she married Helge Ingstad In 1941. Instead of impeding her academic career, her marriage turned out to... Continue Reading →

Margaret Elizabeth Ashley-Towle – Georgia’s First Professional Archaeologist

Margaret Elizabeth Ashley-Towle was not only Georgia's first trained Archaeologist but perhaps the first female archaeologist in the south. It’s no small title to bestow on someone, but from all accounts Margaret was not only capable but admired among her male counterparts. She was born to Claude Lordawick Ashley and Elizabeth Miller in Atlanta, Georgia... Continue Reading →

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