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Women Archaeologists make less than Men Archaeologists?

March 11, 2017


77 cents on the dollar. Maybe you have heard 72 cents or 75 cents on the dollar or pence on the pound or cents on euro but it always ends with ‘women earn x to men’. It is a short and powerful message but like such messages hides complexities. For one, it implies that women […]

Glass Ceilings, Glass Houses, Or Glass Parasols?

August 19, 2015


Another session from CIfA and one that needs to be shared more widely so please tweet, share, etc.: Organiser(s): Paul Belford (CPAT) and Hilary Orange (UCL) Women have always played a prominent role in archaeology (, and recent research shows that numbers of women in archaeology are increasing – some 46% in 2012-13 compared to […]

I, for one, welcome our new female overlords in Archaeology

October 24, 2013


Archaeology, it’s a women’s world. Ok, slight exaggeration but not by too much. For years there has been concern about the male domination of archaeology, especially when other professions quickly gained more equal gender ratios following the women’s rights movement and archaeology did not. The latest Profiling the Profession report (which I will be posting […]