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546: Dorothy Garrod

Archaeologist and The First Woman to Hold an Oxford Chair

Born: 5 May 1892, London, United Kingdom

Died: 18 December 1968, Cambridge, United Kingdom

This meant Dorothy was the first female professor at Oxford. Almost ten years earlier, she had also become the first female professor at Cambridge.

She was a pioneer in the Paleolithic Period and served as the Disney Professor of Archaeology from 1939 to 1952 (which has no relation to the giant Disney media corporation).

Dorothy led excavations at Mt. Carmel in Palestine that led to important findings in human evolution. She also excavated in Gibraltar, Lebanon, and Kurdistan.

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