Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title Page

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pp. 4-4

Copyright Page

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pp. 5-5

Contents

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pp. v-7

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Series Editors’ Introduction

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pp. vii-ix

David Browman has produced an invaluable reference work for practitioners of contemporary Americanist archaeology who are interested in documenting the largely unrecognized contribution of generations of women to its development. Meticulous examination of the archaeological literature...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-34

This volume concerns cultural negotiations by women in the United States as they sought to secure access to training and jobs in Americanist archaeology as the discipline emerged. I use the term “Americanist archaeology” to delimit archaeology done in the Americas, not archaeology done by Americans...

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1. Women of the Period 1865 to 1900

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pp. 35-72

In this chapter, I deal with the contributions of nearly three dozen women who contributed to Americanist archaeology prior to 1900. While some of these women were very much into actual archaeological fieldwork, many more were constrained by the ethos of the period and were involved more in support...

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2. New Directions in the Period 1900 to 1920

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pp. 73-94

With the successful introduction of anthropology into American universities, courses began to be offered regularly for male students and occasionally for female students. The first programs in anthropology had begun at Harvard, Chicago, and Pennsylvania at about the same time in the late nineteenth...

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3. Women Entering the Field during the “Roaring Twenties”

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pp. 95-147

A significant change in involvement and opportunities occurred after the mid-1920s, with the beginning of regular training of women alongside men, both in graduate schools, such as at Harvard University, and in field schools, such as sponsored by the University of New Mexico. From the beginning...

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4. Women Entering Archaeology, 1930 to 1940

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pp. 149-250

In the 1930s female graduate students, in addition to other female researchers, began to come into a continued significant presence in Americanist archaeology. Prior to the professionalization of the discipline, when there were no institutions granting degrees in anthropology or archaeology...

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Concluding Remarks

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pp. 251-276

This volume incorporates explicit research on the status of women in Americanist archaeology. Alison Wylie (2001:23) asks, “What difference has feminism made to archaeological research?” and responds that among other issues, there is an emerging subfield of gender archaeology, involving archaeological...

References

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pp. 277-323

Index

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pp. 325-354