That shadowy band: The role of women in the development of Australian archaeology

22nd November 2013

Sandra Bowdler and Genevieve Clune

Introduction*

The role of women in the development of Australian archaeology is so manifest, and has been so substantial, that it hardly seems necessary to devote a paper to it. On the other hand, as the only substantial published history of Australian Aboriginal archaeology does manage to exclude this contribution (Horton 1981; Bowdler 1993), there is clearly a case for indicating what was overlooked. McBryde (1993a:xi) refs to ‘that intrepid yet often shadowy, even invisible, band of women archaeologists’, but we would contend that, in Australia, the band has been rather less diaphanous than that.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Bowdler, S. and G. Clune
That shadowy band: The role of women in the development of Australian archaeology
June 2000
50
27–35
Article
You must be a member to download the attachment ( Login / Sign up )