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Shattering Perceptions: the women of archaeology

14 June 2018 - 29 October 2018
Museum of Archaeology

An exhibition exploring the diverse achievements of women in archaeology

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of some women getting the vote. To celebrate this momentous year, a group of Masters students from the Department of Archaeology, Durham University, have curated an exhibition to explore the diverse achievements of women in archaeology.

This exhibition challenges perceptions about what archaeology involves and who does it. It showcases the many different aspects of archaeology, as well as women who shape history through their exceptional work. The exhibition features Dame Kathleen Kenyon and others who lived or worked in the Durham area, such as Gertrude Bell and members of the Archaeology Department today. It showcases the different aspects of archaeology in addition to digging, including bone analysis, experimental archaeology, and community engagement.