Please join us in celebrating Women's History with a tribute to the "Indiana Jane" of Maya studies Dr. Merle Greene Robertson.

Some might have said that in 1962 the jungles of Central American were no place for a woman. But Dr. Robertson bushwhacked into remote sites virtually unvisited in the modern era.

And she carried out the arduous process of making paper rubbings of relief sculptures under the most adverse conditions, preserving a priceless cultural heritage before erosion and the elements took a further toll.

Click here or click the photograph of Merle in 1962 to learn more about the accomplishments of this remarkable woman.

Rubbings of Maya Sculpture

Precolumbian Art Research Institute

Merle Awarded the Orden del Pop

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It was the National Women's History Project that originated the organizing effort for the Women's History Month celebration of historic women.

The NWHP is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1980, that is committed to providing education, promotional materials, and informational services to recognize and celebrate women's diverse lives and historic contributions to society.

The NWHP is the source for updates about events, conferences, publications, films and other resources.

A Women's History Catalog of multicultural posters, videos, books and celebration materials is available from the NWHP without charge.