Calling all HARN members!
We’ve had an enquiry from Ana Avila Melo who is the curator of the archives of Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (National Museum of Archaeology, Lisbon) and the editor of the archaeology journal “O Arqueologo Portugues”. Ana says:
Last year I was helping a an archaeologist who was doing some research on the megalithic studies in Portugal during the the thirties of the 20th century, and we found documents about an english woman who excavated a megalithic tomb in Portugal. On the back of the photo was written only “Guest” we couldn’t understand if she was invited or if it was the name. The mystery was solved when I managed to link her to Margaret Murray and the Cambridge team who went to Minorca in the thirties. Our idea is to publish a paper on the subject because these two issues – women in archaeology, and the european archaeological network before the the war is not very well known. The problem is that it is very difficult for us to find information on Edith Guest biography and work. If you can help me, it’s wonderful.
Thanks a lot,
Ana Avila Melo
So, can we help Ana? If you can then either comment below and I’ll pass it on, or you can email her directly
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Have a great weekend