Women in Archaeology / Edition 1

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Women in Archaeology documents and discusses attempts to exclude women from the discipline of archaeology and the resulting androcentrism of archaeological knowledge.

"Pt. 1 of this collection presents a history of women in Americanist archaeology, including a biography of Dorothy Hughes Popenoe who conducted early stratigraphic excavations in Honduras. Pt. 2 focuses on the current status of North American women in Mesoamerican archaeology and problems of gender bias. Valuable discussion of issues, but non-US archaeologists are not covered"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Slowly the record is being set straight. Here is a fine collection of essays that help fill the gender gap in the history of archaeological practice."—Choice

"This volume represents an important contribution to the growing literature about the relationships between gender and the theory and practice of archaeology. . . . Claassen has moved well beyond a too-heavy focus on argument by assertion to the production of well-thought-through analyses of primary data."—British Journal of the History of Science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812215090
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Contributors include: M. A. Levine (Career styles among women in Americanist archaeology between the Wars); D. L. Bolger (Harriet Boyd Hawes and Edith Hall at work in Mediterranean archaeology); R. A. Joyce (Dorothy Hughes Popenoe); R. W. Preucel and M. S. Chesson (Three early women archaeologists at Tecolote, New Mexico); S. J. Bender (Marian E. White: Pioneer in New York archaeolgy); S. J. Wurtzburg (An historical perspective on the role of women in Louisiana archaeology); M. Beaudry and J. White (Women's work in Historical Archaeology); A Ford (Women in Mesoamerican archaeology); B. A. Garrow, P. H. Garrow, and P. A. Thomas (Women in contract archaeology); S. M. Whittlesey (Gender and cultural resource management in Arizona); W. Beck (Women and archaeology in Australia).

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
1 Introduction 1
2 Creating Their Own Niches: Career Styles Among Women in Americanist Archaeology Between the Wars 9
3 Ladies of the Expedition: Harriet Boyd Hawes and Edith Hall at Work in Mediterranean Archaeology 41
4 Dorothy Hughes Popenoe: Eve in an Archaeological Garden 51
5 Blue Corn Girls: A Herstory of Three Early Women Archaeologists at Tecolote, New Mexico 67
6 Marian E. White: Pioneer in New York Archaeology 85
7 Early Women in Southeastern Archaeology: A Preliminary Report on Ongoing Research 96
8 Madeline Kneberg Lewis: An Original Southeastern Archaeologist 110
9 Down in the Field in Louisiana: An Historical Perspective on the Role of Women in Louisiana Archaeology 120
10 Cowgirls with the Blues? A Study of Women's Publication and the Citation of Women's Work in Historical Archaeology 138
11 Women in Mesoamerican Archaeology: Why Are the Best Men Winning? 159
12 Male Hunting Camp or Female Processing Station? An Evolution Within a Discipline 173
13 Women in Contract Archaeology 182
14 Academic Alternatives: Gender and Cultural Resource Management in Arizona 202
15 Women and Archaeology in Australia 210
References Cited 219
Index 245
Contributors 251
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