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Where on earth do you live??
In the North East (Newcastle) - an area with a strong male culture - the two
active archaeological organisations - the Society of Antiquaries of
Newcastle upon Tyne and the Northumberland Archaeological Group - both have
a large number of women in key and active positions on Committee/Council. In
both, two of the last three Presidents have been female. The Local History
Societies also have a strong female presence.

Jenny

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet Davis <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 06 July 2003 08:54
Subject: Re: Time Team Big Dig - programme versus digging


>I wouldn't think of joining a Society - even though I'm middle-class,
>educated, and have worked alongside archaeologists for years - because I'm
>aware that any Society involoved with studying the past in my area tends to
>be dominated by middle-aged/late-middle-aged men. The individuals I have
met
>assume that women are less intelligent, less educated, and only useful for
>taking minutes of their meetings and making the tea. I can't be bothered
>with putting up with such attitudes in my leisure time. I can really
>understand why others wouldn't think of joining such societies.
>Janet Davis
>