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Sylvia Benton (1887-1985)

Sylvia Benton (1887-1985)

Ladies of the Field:  Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure, by Amanda Adams.  The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor.

Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure, by Amanda Adams.

Martha Rhoads Bell (1941-1991)

Martha Rhoads Bell (1941-1991)

Blanche Wheeler Williams (1870-1936)

Blanche Wheeler Williams (1870-1936)

Harriet Cosgrove (1887-1970)

Harriet Cosgrove (1887-1970)

Annette Laming-Emperaire (1917-1977)

Annette Laming-Emperaire (1917-1977)

Anna “Vesse” Dahl accompanied her husband Odd Dahl on expeditions, a Norwegian adventurer who had no formal scientific training but later made great contributions to research on atomic energy.

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Helene Kantor March (1919-1993)

Helene Kantor March (1919-1993)

Dorothy Burr Thompson (1900-2001)

Dorothy Burr Thompson (1900-2001)

Women Archaeologists in the Early Days of the Museum

Women Archaeologists in the Early Days of the Museum

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