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Description - Excavating Women by Margarita Diaz-Andreu

This work discusses the careers of women archaeologists such as Dorothy Garrod, Hannah Rydh and Marija Gimbutas, all of whom are now famous within the field of archaeology. It also focuses on lesser-known personalities who have done important archaeological work. The collection spans the earliest days of archaeology to the present, telling the stories of women from Scandinavia, Mediterranean Europe, Britain, Germany and Poland. The chapters examine women's contributions to archaeology in the context of other, often socio-political, factors that affected their lives. It examines issues such as women's increased involvement in archaeological work during and after the two World Wars, and why so many women found it more acceptable to work outside of their native lands.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415157605
ISBN-10: 0415157609
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margarita Diaz-Andreu

Margarita Diaz-Andreu lectures in the Department of Archaeology, at the University of Durham. Her research focuses on gender and ethnicity, nationalism and archaeology, and prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula. Marie Louise Stig Sorensen is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie particularly in the field of gender archaeology, both theoretical and based on data, as well as heritage, theory and European prehistory.

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