Female Archaeologists

WHS whose excavation/investigation significantly involved a female archaeologist (Cut off at 20th Century).

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex Rosa Fung - Archaeologist Rosa Fung excavated in Chankillo during the 1960s, with the collaboration of architect-conservator Víctor Pimentel. (AB Ev)
Chinchorro Culture Vivien Standen - Between January and March 1984, Vivien Standen took over the excavations at the Morro 1 Site, recovering another 73 complete and incomplete individuals. Standen also studied the Colón 10 Site between 2004 and 2010. (Chinchorro Culture Nomation Text, p. 163, 166)
Danube Limes Christine Schwanzar – Schwanzar carried out emergency excavations for the Vicus at Schlögen in 1984 (ID No 11a) and for the Burgus at Hirschleitengraben (ID No 12).
Great Zimbabwe Gertrude Caton-Thompson (1888- 1985). In 1928 led an expedition sponsored by the British Academy which "led her to the unequivocal view that Zimbabwe was the product of a "native civilisation" (Wiki).
Mount Carmel Caves Dorothy Garrod (1892-1968). " The importance of Mount Carmel as a site in prehistory was only discovered because the British had decided that it would be a good source of quality stone for their plans to establish Haifa as the primary port into Palestine. A preliminary survey however found not only Natufian deposits but also prehistoric art objects and this was reported in the influential Illustrated London News . Decisions in London decided that there would be no quarry and Garrod was requested to undertake further investigations into three caves"(Wiki)
Nasca Lines Maria Reiche (1903- 1998) "a German mathematician, archaeologist and technical translator who carried out research into the Nazca Lines in Peru, beginning in 1940, and had success in gaining recognition and preservation of the property." (Wiki)
Nemrut Dag Theresa Goell -" Theresa Goell, in search of Antiochos' grave, used dynamite (!) which decreases the height considerably. Recent studies have determined that the grave chamber lies within the rock formation under the tumulus, but the exact place has not been located yet." Also see for documentary about her and biography
Ngorongoro Mary Leakey (nee Nicol, 1913-1996) "For much of her career she worked with her husband, Louis Leakey, in the Olduvai Gorge, .... uncovering the tools and fossils of ancient hominenes. Leakey developed a system for classifying the stone tools found at Olduvai" (Wiki)
Pompei Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski (1910 - 2007) "a noted scholar of the ancient site of Pompeii, where her archaeological investigations focused on the evidence of gardens and horticulture in the ancient city.... (she) is viewed as a pioneer of the field of garden archaeology in the ancient Mediterranean " (Wiki)
Rapa Nui Catherine Routledge (Nee Pease, 1866- 1935) "British Archaeologist and Anthropologist who, in 1914, initiated (but did not complete) the first true survey of Easter Island" (Wiki)
Serra da Capivara Niède Guidon - "a Brazilian archaeologist known for her work in pre-historic archeology of South American civilizations and her efforts to secure the conservation of the World Heritage Site Serra da Capivara National Park."


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