The CRM Mother: Case Studies in Working in the Industry as a Mother

Author(s): Kimberly M Smith

Year: 2020


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Women’s Work: Archaeology and Mothering" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

This presentation, ne discussion, will focus on the logitstics of being a mother in CRM archaeology. It is an attempt to open the dialogue on the struggles of being a mother in an industry where fieldwork and breastfeeding can often be difficult. Where acceptance of the necessary time off for doctor's visitation or sick children can hamstring individual practitioners if their employers are less than understanding. This paper will also attempt to focus on positives where becoming a mother has positively influenced careers and personal growth. Worst case scenario, this paper will be a discussion on my personal experience as a mom in the industry and how I've been fortunate to have a positive team driving my successfull navigation.

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The CRM Mother: Case Studies in Working in the Industry as a Mother. Kimberly M Smith. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457600)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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