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Marguerite Wood and Margaret Simpson, two pioneering Scottish women

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-118
Number of pages11
JournalScottish Archaeological Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


In the 1920s and 1930s MargueriteWood and Margaret Simpson collaborated with James Richardson, Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Scotland, in writing guidebooks to several medieval monuments in state care. The involvement of women in such activities was unusual for the time. The family histories and careers of these two pioneering Scottish women are investigated in order to explain their participation, and their activities are placed in the wider context of the emerging professionalism of women in history and archaeology in Scotland at this time.

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  • archives, guide-books, history, professional women archaeologist, state properties

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