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.
- Jane Dieulafoy – A French explorer, archaeologist…
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