As I write this post, we have 5 women on board playing very important roles in the excavations that Franck Goddio is directing.
Marie is our Conservator of Artifacts, which might be the hardest job of all on the team.
Ania and Katia are divers, archeologist, and doctoral candidates from Oxford University (The Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology)
Elsbeth and Sanda are archeologist and doctoral candidates from Oxford, and assisting with the conservation and study of artifacts. (You can find out more about the women from Oxfordon the OCMA website.) Susan Hendrickson is not on this mission, but says that she can’t wait to join us again soon as an archaeological diver. (If you want to find out more about Susan, check out her site; http://sue-hendrickson.net/ )In the past we have also had Egyptian women who are members of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities on board to assist with conservation of artifacts too. So, Maddie, there is plenty of work for everybody on board, maybe you can come and join us on an expedition some day!