Join hosts Emily Long, Chelsi Slotten, and Kirsten Lopez, as we explore the works and contributions of women archaeologists from the past and present. These are women that inspire not only us, but the field of archaeology as a whole to do better, be better, and create great work. Show Notes Anna Marie Prentiss -Field... Continue Reading →
Harriet Boyd Hawes: A Tale of Two Cities
By Kari Fossum The Homeric Question On the Mediterranean island of Crete, 1900 marked something more than just the start of a new century: it was also the year in which the crew employed by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans broke ground at Knossos. This site would, within a few months, yield the now-famous ‘Palace... Continue Reading →
Agnes Newhall Stillwell: Women in archaeology in the interwar period
By Ludovica Girau My name is Ludovica Girau and I’m a 25-year-old student from Italy. I have a BA in Cultural Heritage from the University of Milan. I’m now attending a MA in Art History and Archaeology at the Catholic University of Milan. I have a strong interest in classical archaeology, social archaeology, women’s studies,... Continue Reading →
Ennigaldi-Nana, the desire of the Moon-god and Curator of Ur.
How far can we trace back that which we would recognize as archaeology? Well, if we use the wide definition of archaeology, that being the study of the human past through material culture, we can trace it all the way to Bel-Shalti-Nana, a Babylonian princess and priestess who curated and ran the world’s oldest recognizable... Continue Reading →
Can We Tell the History of Archaeology Through the Voices of Women?
It’s an interesting proposition for my mind to see if there’s some way to tell the story of archaeology nearly exclusively using female agents. It’s a thought I’ve been rolling around with for a while. What would it look like? Would it be complete? Could I link things back to women in the past? Possibly... Continue Reading →
The Tenacity of Zella Nuttall
Something I find a little curious is the lack of actual quotes *from* early female archaeologists, but there's a plethora of quotes *about* them. I can imagine this is probably true about any early minority group in a field. I'll do more digging as the year goes on to find quotes by female archaeologists about... Continue Reading →