#GoodRead | Trowel blazers: women have been digging geosciences longer than you think

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"Trowel blazers: women have been digging geosciences longer than you think":

Science in the 21st century is exploding with astonishing advances, yet we’re still waiting for a breakthrough in improving the diversity and representation of those doing the research. Recent headlines and reports underline the obstacles faced by minorities, including women: from female palaeontologists who get told to “pack light”, to sexual harassment scandals rocking scientific disciplines from astronomy to anthropology. Even where some fields show growing numbers of female students, the leaky pipeline hasn’t been fixed (80% of archaeology professors are male), and we’re still losing talented researchers further up the career ladder.

Read Rebecca Wragg Sykes, Brenna Hassett, Victoria Herridge, and Suzanne Pilaar Birch's full article at The Guardian here…