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Book Review: Ladies of the Field by Amanda Adams

May 31, 2013

Looks like a great read . . .

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider

Amanda Adams’ book, Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure (which you can buy onAmazon/Amazon UK), delves into the extraordinary lives of seven female archaeologists who, like Lara, threw convention to the wind to travel to faraway lands in pursuit of knowledge and adventure.

Some were mothers, some never married, some were devoted wives who worked alongside their husbands, but all were inspirational, courageous and determined women who made names for themselves in a male-dominated field and helped shape the world around them.

The seven women whose lives are explored in Adams’ book are, in order of appearance:

  • Amelia Edwards An English novelist who became one of the first female Egyptologists and co-founded the Egypt Exploration Fund (now  the Egypt Exploration Society) in order to promote the research and protection of Egypt’s ancient monuments.

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  1. May 31, 2013 10:16 pm

    Thanks for reblogging my review. It’s an excellent read, though a little superficial.

    On an unrelated topic, I still need to complete that survey you sent me some time ago. I’ll try to get that back to you as soon as possible. It’s been a busy few weeks and I’m just getting back into the swing of things. I haven’t forgotten about you. 😉

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