Title

Who’s “That Girl”: British, South African, & American women as Africanist archaeologists in colonial Africa (1860s to 1960s).

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Kathryn Weedman Arthur

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Date Issued

January 2001

Date Available

August 2014

ISSN

0263-0338

Abstract

This paper reviews the accomplishments of British, South African, and American women Africanist archaeologists who worked between the 1860s and the 1960s. Despite their many significant contributions to African archaeological method and theory, especially those exposing the importance of indigenous populations to their own cultural development, the work of these women tends to be either appropriated or ignored by their contemporaries and by present day archaeologists. A postcolonial feminist analysis draws on the colonial context in which African archaeology developed and the continued Western domination of the discipline to provide a background for understanding how and why these women are omitted from historiographies of African archaeology.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in African Archaeological Review, 18(1), 1-47. DOI: 10.1023/A:1006793522666 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Springer

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.