Here’s to young women in the field sciences–specifically, archaeology! A fun and vibrant entry that includes interview excerpts–several of which I forgot I said (smile).

Leveling the Field

Pei-Lin Yu, Anthropology, studio portrait In one of her favorite shirts! Photo courtesy of Dr. Yu.

Last fall, I read for the first time the book Hungry Lightening by Dr. Pei-Lin Yu. It was recommended to me by my as I was trying to think of content for this blog. I picked it up and was immediately captured by Dr. Yu’s writing. I never dreamed that I would be at a breakfast diner in Boise, Idaho interviewing her in person and hearing her retell the story of her delivering a set of twins in the savanna’s of Venezuela.

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