Breaking Ground presents the stories of twelve fascinating women - including Jane Dieulafoy, Gertrude Bell, and Dorothy Garrod - and their immeasurable contributions to the development and progress of Old World archaeology. Each essay examines the life of a pioneer archaeologist in the early days of the discipline, tracing her path from education in the classics to travel and exploration and eventual international recognition, as they broke ground both as women and as archaeologists.
Getzel M. Cohen is Professor of Classics and Director of the Tytus Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Cincinnati. He is also Director of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Martha Sharp Joukowsky is Professor of Anthropology at Brown University and Director of the Brown University Center for Old World Archaeology and Art and the Brown University Petra Great Temple Excavations.