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The author of the book: Nancy Marie White
Edition: University Press of Florida
Date of issue: January 21st 2001
ISBN: 0813021014
ISBN 13: 9780813021010
Language: English
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"An important addition to the history of southeastern archaeology, bringing to light the often undervalued or forgotten contributions of the many women who helped to make archaeology what it is today."-- Mary L. Kwas, Bulletin of the History of Archaeology

"A readable book that provides a lot of interesting material on the history of southeastern archaeology. It convinced me that, even though some women were treated in ways which today would be regarded as highly exploitative or discriminatory, many of their experiences were similar to those of male archaeologists, and that women have made equally important contributions to southeastern archaeology."-- Janet Rafferty, Journal of Alabama Archaeology

"Editors and contributors successfully walk a fine line between discussing individual accomplishments of these women and pointing out some of the obstacles that stood in the way of females attempting to navigate their way through a discipline dominated largely by males. . . . Highly recommended for any archaeologist interested in the history of the discipline."--Choice

"An important historical perspective on the formative years of southeastern archaeology. . . . Combines humor, personal history, and serious anthropology in a balanced way without becoming a male-bashing polemic. There are many issues raised that warrant serious thought by all of us concerned with understanding the past."-- Jefferson Chapman, director, Frank H. McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee

"We who are women in southeastern archaeology have always known that without the work of women it would never have got done at all, never mind done as well as it has been. This group biography shows for the first time how women made contributions in every niche that the archaeology of the region had to offer." -- Patricia Galloway, Mississippi Department of Archives


This volume documents the lives and work of pioneering women archaeologists in the southeastern United States, from the 1920s through the 1960s, portraying their professional accomplishments in the context of their personal lives. Some of the women are working today, and they either wrote their own stories or were interviewed. Others are no longer living; their biographies are gleaned from archival research. Rich with humor, tragedy, and important information for the history of anthropology and archaeology in the South and beyond, this book includes the story of African-American women excavators on WPA crews during the Great Depression; tales of innovative lab work, adventurous fieldwork, and public archaeology; and provocative discussions of women in archaeology and of gender in the archaeological record.

Nancy Marie White is associate professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

Lynne P. Sullivan is curator of archaeology at the Frank H. McClung Museum, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Rochelle A. Marrinan is associate professor of anthropology at Florida State University, Tallahassee.


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