Breaking Ground

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  • Copyright: 2006-04-25
  • Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
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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

Table of Contents

Introduction Women of the Field, Defining the Gendered Experience by Margaret Cool Root 1(33)
Jane Dieulafoy, 1851-1916 by Eve Gran-Aymerich 34(34)
Esther B. Van Deman, 1862-1937 by Katherine Welch 68(41)
Margaret Alice Murray, 1863-1963 by Margaret S. Drower 109(33)
Gertrude L. Bell, 1868-1926 by Julia M. Asher-Greve 142(56)
Harriet Boyd Hawes, 1871-1945 by Vasso Fotou and Ann Brown 198(76)
Edith Hayward Hall Dohan, 1879-1943 by Katherine Dohan Morrow 274(24)
Hetty Goldman, 1881-1972 by Machteld J. Mellink and Kathleen M. Quinn 298(53)
Gertrude Caton-Thompson, 1888-1985 by Margaret S. Drower 351(29)
Dorothy Annie Elizabeth Garrod, 1892-1968 by Ofer Bar-Yosef and Jane Callander 380(45)
Winifred Lamb, 1894-1963 by David W.J. Gill 425(57)
Theresa B. Goell, 1901-1985 by Donald H. Sanders with David W.J. Gill 482(43)
Kathleen Kenyon, 1906-1978 by William G. Dever 525(29)
Conclusion 554(7)
Glossary 561(4)
Contributors 565(4)
Index 569(4)
Maps 573

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