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By David L. Browman

ISBN-10: 0803243812

ISBN-13: 9780803243811

This meticulously researched reference paintings records the position of ladies who contributed to the advance of Americanist archaeology from 1865 to 1940. among the Civil battle and international struggle II, many girls went into anthropology and archaeology, fields that, first and foremost of this era, welcomed and made room for amateurs of either genders. yet through the years, the more and more expert constitution of those fields reduced or maybe obscured the contributions of girls as a result of their loss of entry to prestigious educational employment and publishing possibilities. consequently, a lady archaeologist in this interval usually released her learn lower than her husband’s identify or as a junior writer along with her husband.

In Cultural Negotiations archaeologist David L. Browman has scoured the archaeological literature and archival documents of numerous associations to carry the tales of greater than 200 girls in Americanist archaeology to gentle via precise biographies that debate their contributions and courses. This paintings highlights how the social and cultural development of archaeology as a box marginalized girls and should function a useful connection with these researchers who proceed to discover the background of ladies within the sciences.

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This meticulously researched reference paintings files the function of ladies who contributed to the improvement of Americanist archaeology from 1865 to 1940. among the Civil conflict and international struggle II, many ladies went into anthropology and archaeology, fields that, at first of this era, welcomed and made room for amateurs of either genders.

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Studley unexpectedly died a little more than a year later. Cornelia “Nellie” Conway Felton Horsford (1861–1944) was the only daughter born to Eben Norton Horsford (1818–1893) and his second wife, Phoebe Gardiner. Horsford was a professor of chemistry at the Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard, but later resigned to take advantage of some of his discoveries, and he made a fortune at his Horsford Chemical Works in Providence, Rhode Island. He became interested in the claims for Viking settlements in North America, and conducted explorations around Cambridge and the Charles River in the Boston area looking for Norse artifacts.

In 1929 Fay-Cooper Cole, Roland B. Dixon, and Alfred V. Kidder reported the distribution of the first national scholarship competition to be funded primarily through the aegis of the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe for fieldwork in archaeology, ethnology, and linguistics. There were 38 applications for 14 scholarships — 15 in archaeology, 18 in ethnology, and five in linguistics, with 11 from women and 27 from men. Criterion #3 for awarding the money, however, was as follows: “That as there are at present open to women relatively few professional positions in anthropology, the number of scholarships granted to women should be limited.

For example, Charlotte Gower received her University of Chicago PHD in 1928, but her book manuscript based in her dissertation research, which was submitted to University of Chicago Press in 1935, was misplaced at the press and not found until the late 1960s, so her 1935 work was not published until 1971, long after her retirement (Lepowsky 2002:126). In the 1920s and 1930s, a number of women waited years to officially receive their doctorates. Official dissertation publication was often the culprit.

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