The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in by Kathleen L. Sheppard

By Kathleen L. Sheppard

The lifetime of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s paintings in Archaeology is the 1st book-length biography of Margaret Alice Murray (1863–1963), one of many first ladies to perform archeology. regardless of Murray’s quite a few expert successes, her occupation has obtained little recognition simply because she has been overshadowed by way of her mentor, Sir Flinders Petrie. This oversight has obscured the importance of her profession together with her fieldwork, the scholars she educated, her management of the pioneering Egyptology division at college collage London (UCL), and her released works. instead of concentrating on Murray’s involvement in Petrie’s archaeological application, Kathleen L. Sheppard treats Murray as a working towards scientist with theories, principles, and accomplishments of her personal. This ebook analyzes the lifestyles and profession of Margaret Alice Murray as a instructor, excavator, pupil, and popularizer of Egyptology, archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, and extra. Sheppard additionally analyzes parts open air of Murray’s archaeology occupation, together with her involvement within the suffrage move, her paintings in folklore and witchcraft reviews, and her lifestyles after her professional retirement from UCL.

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