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A knowledge unique: the life of the pioneering explorer and palaeontologist, Dorothea Bate (1878–1951)

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Karolyn Shindler
Karolyn Shindler
Freelance science writer (e-mail: KarolynShindler@aol.com)
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Published:
January 01, 2007

Abstract

Dorothea Bate is recognized as a pioneer of archaeozoology – the study of animal bones from archaeological sites. She also worked extensively on cave sites. Her research in Cyprus, Crete, Majorca and Menorca, as well as pre World War II Palestine, showed her holistic approach to the use of animal bones in order to deduce dates, climate and environment of the sites. She was the first woman to work as a scientist at the Natural History Museum, then known as the British Museum (Natural History), and her research reports on the fossil faunas are still being used today.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

The Role of Women in the History of Geology

C. V. Burek
C. V. Burek
University of Chester, UK
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B. Higgs
B. Higgs
University College Cork, Ireland
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Geological Society of London
Volume
281
ISBN electronic:
9781862395299
Publication date:
January 01, 2007

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