"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."—ChoiceWomen in Archaeology documents and discusses attempts to exclude women from the discipline of archaeology and the resulting androcentrism of archaeological knowledge.
"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
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).