Trail Dust: Female archaeologist unea...

Trail Dust: Female archaeologist unearthed pueblo culture

There are 8 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Feb 13, 2009, titled Trail Dust: Female archaeologist unearthed pueblo culture. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Photo: From top right, Barbara Freire-Marreco and Maude Woy stand with other members of the 1910 archeological field school at their camp by the ruins in Frijoles Canyon, now Bandelier National Monument.

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Verna Hutchinson

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Feb 14, 2009
And later on there was Jean Pinkley, who unearthed and mapped the ruins of the first church at Pecos NHS in 1967.

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 14, 2009
'stalwart young men", but "hawkish-faced women." Simmons, your are really showing your prejudices of late. It's surprising that you don't equate the "two unattached ladies" to camp-followers, since they are around "so many youthful men." What was the professer up to, sending the women away?
Okey Barker

United States

#3 Feb 14, 2009
Fantastic story
Native girl

San Diego, CA

#4 Feb 14, 2009
Nice predjudic and bias, why dont you jump to the lesbian conclusion you eluded to

Union, ME

#5 Feb 14, 2009
Keep up your great work and don't let the overly sensitive discourage you.

Since: Nov 08

northern New Mexico

#6 Feb 22, 2009
Nat just missed her 91st birthday. She was an extraordinary anthropologist of the Southwest.
Feb 14, 2009 ... Nathalie Woodbury. SHUTESBURY - Nathalie Ferris Sampson
Woodbury, of Shutesbury, died Dec. 22 at home after a long illness....
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She leaves her husband, Richard B. Woodbury, and loving friends. Nathalie was born in Humboldt, Ariz., in 1918, where she began formal schooling in the sixth grade, and grew into a widely respected scholar and writer. A woman of strong opinions and wit, she delighted in dogs and other animals, which surrounded her at her Shutesbury home. She was an honorary life member of the Nature Conservancy,...
She attended Barnard College in New York, received her B.A. degree there in 1939, and pursued graduate studies in anthropology at Columbia University. She devoted her adult life to the study of human society, languages, and culture in various manifestations, and was the co-author and editor of several volumes in various anthropological sub-disciplines. She married archaeologist Richard Benjamin Woodbury in 1948, and shared field work with him in Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico. The two held museum posts, together and separately in Arizona, New York, and the Smithsonian Institution.
In her long career, Nathalie taught at Barnard College, Brooklyn College, Eastern New Mexico College, and the Universities of Arizona and Kentucky. At Barnard she also held administrative positions.
In the course of her career she universally respected. She was very skillful at editing and authoring, leading to various professional positions. She was editor of several newsletters, contributed a regular column for the Anthropology Newsletter, entitled "Past is Present," and organized and sometimes wrote obituaries for the Newsletter. She was a regular contributor to professional programs, annual reports, and guides.
The renown that followed her services led to positions on the Board of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for American Archaeology, and the American Ethnological Society. She edited the internationally respected professional journals for the Society for American Archaeology and the American Anthropological Association.... She easily recognized that the familiar was not always well understood, and the exotic was not necessarily foreign. She delighted in problem solving' in real world situations, and was able to contribute significantly by applying those skills.
... Her skills and vision led her into advocating for a strong executive for the American Anthropological Association.... Nat cared about and maintained close mentoring relationships with former students she had taught at Barnard, Eastern New Mexico, Arizona, and Kentucky. The profession was enriched by their training and skills.
... Nathalie and Richard Woodbury were recognized jointly and severally for their significant services for the town and their professional societies. Awards for Distinguished Service were presented by the American Anthropological Association and the Society for American Archaeology....Donations in her memory may be made to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, P. O. Box 319, South Deerfield, MA 01303. Obituary and register at ."
Verna Hutchinson

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 22, 2009
Thank you MPB2 for your wonderful, enlightening addition to this article.

Ottawa, Canada

#8 Feb 25, 2009
"Dr. Hewett, therefore, decided to detach the Misses Woy and Freire-Marreco and have them begin collecting ethnographic data at nearby pueblos.

Maud Woy seems to have faded from the scene, perhaps having no true vocation for such work "

so, the men couldn't behave so the women were sent off to do other work

and one didn't continue in the field - perhaps not because she didn't like it, but she was so discourged at the sexism, that she didn't see any chance of success in the face of that opposition

it's amazing to me sometimes, that we even got the vote

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