She gave up work at the
university to pursue digging full time but ultimately
all her time would be spent at the MacThoy Site until it
flooded in 1946.
She was instrumental in
recovery work at the
Detractors of her research
often claimed she let her heart lead her away from
what might have been a successful professional
career to join her husband on a fools errand.
Campbell never agreed with that sentiment and wasted
no time when it was necessary to correct a fellow
scholar on this inaccuracy.
Campbell returned to teaching and
continued field work until late in life.
She took two years off to care of MacThoy when he came
down with a liver aliment.
lived on until 1972 and was a guiding force in Clan
MacThoy until the day of her passing.