Getzel M. Cohen is Professor of Classics and Director of the Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati. He is also Director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Martha Sharp Joukowsky is Professor of Anthropology at Brown University and Director of the Brown University Center for Old World Archaeology and Art and the Brown University Petra Great Temple Excavations.
Integral to this anthology is the considerable research the contributors weave into the principal biographies. We learn about many other archaeologists, women and men, as the behind-the-scenes narratives unfold, while footnotes at the end of each chapter offer interesting digressions. How useful this anthology will be as an inspiration to future archaeologists, adventurers, and travelers. - Bloomsbury Review ""These life stories of twelve innovative 19th- and 20th-century women scientists... contribute to a powerful larger story of the history of western science and the gender relations operating within."" - Choice