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Women in geology

E.R.Applin (1895-1972)

A.C.Ellisor (1892-1964)

H.T.Kniker (1891-1985)

H.J.Plummer (1891-1951)

In the early 20th century, when most of these featured women were working, professional female geologists were quite rare.

They were assigned to work on microfossils perhaps because these type fossils were not considered significant at the time.

H. T. Kniker used her initials only to avoid discrimination for a number of years in order to work in her position. 

Their work was important often providing oil companies with crucial data.

 

 

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