“Only there is a thing worse than to arrive at home
after a day of work in the laboratory
and to have the sink with the dishes to wash:
not going to the laboratory”
Chien Shiung Wu (1912-1997)
“Archaeology in key of gender” is the title of the photographic exhibition that until October 31st can still be visited in the Portuguese town Mação, at the Museum of Arte Pré-Histórica e do Sagrado no Vale do Tejo.
The exhibition, sponsored by the Fundación Atapuerca and with the collaboration of the IPHES (Catalonian Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution, directed by Eudald Carbonell) has been commissariat by Cristina Fernández-Laso and Raquel Platero.
This exhibition, which in February could be seen for the first time in Reus, has been part of the complementary activities of the XV Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP), that were celebrated in September in Lisbon, Portugal.
This exhibition has for goal to ascertain the work that carry out the women in the projects of research related with the archaeology, with an every time more important presence, overcoming even the men. It is the case of two of the excavations where the IPHES has a very special protagonism: the Abric Romaní (Capellades) where the participation of women already overcomes the 65%, and Atapuerca (Burgos) with more of 52%.
They are scientists of very diverse disciplines (archaeologists, paleontologists, tafonomists, biologists, geographers, topographers, specialists in lithic industry, primatology, archaeozoologists…) that with their knowledge they contribute to the development of the projects of research of the team, and with international projection.