Brenda Swinbank

Recollections-of-a-Female-Archaeologist

Review – Recollections of a Female Archaeologist: a life of Brenda Swinbank

With a mixture of personal and archaeological anecdotes, this short book gives a real insight into the life and studies of Brenda Swinbank. As a woman researching in a very male-dominated field, the support she received from more established scholars is a credit to her work. Despite this support, she struggled to get a permanent academic job. Perhaps things were not so different 60 years ago…