Discovering Dorothea

Author(s): Karolyn Shindler

Biography/Memoir

Dorothea Bate, paleontologist, geologist, archaeologist and ornithologist, established archeo-zoology as a serious scientific subject. She lacked any real formal education bar a childhood love of natural history acquired from the Carmarthenshire countryside in which she grew up. In 1895, at the age of 17, she talked her way into a job sorting bird-skins in the Bird Room at the Natural History Museum, London, becoming the first woman to be employed there. Dorothea possessed immense charm and energy, and over the next fifty years she was known as one of the outstanding personalities and scientists at the Museum. But she was to make her greatest impact outside the Museum

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