Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists

TitleBreaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCohen G, Joukowsky M
Number of Pages616
PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
CityAnn Arbor
ISBN Number978-0472031740
Keywordsarchaeologist, Commagene, Goell, Nemrut, women
AbstractThis 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.