|The Exultation to Inanna Tablet, Nippur
C. 1750 B. C. E.”
|from the University of Pennsylvania
Museum, Philadelphia (Neg. #S8-80401)
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4,000 years of women in science, in technology and other altogether creative stuff!
Did you know that? Science is a traditional role for women.
Dr. Deborah Crocker at the University of Alabama and
Dr. Sethanne Howard retired from the US Naval Observatory maintain this site.
They are both astronomers. They dedicate this site to all those wonderful women of our past.
“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or
opened a new heaven to the human spirit.” Helen Keller
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4000 Years of Women in Science presents the Living
Witch of Agnesi. This animated GIF illustrates the curve known as the
Witch of Agnesi that was studied by Maria
Updated on March 1, 2008.
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