New PDF release: Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal: The Long-Suppressed Story

By Kaiser Alan

The 1931 excavation season at Olynthus, Greece, ushered a sea swap in how archaeologists research fabric culture—and was once the nexus of 1 of the main egregious (and underreported) circumstances of plagiarism within the historical past of classical archaeology. Alan Kaiser attracts at the inner most scrapbook that budding archaeologist Mary Ross Ellingson compiled in the course of that dig, in addition to her own correspondence and fabrics from significant collage data, to color a desirable photograph of gender, strength, and archaeology within the early 20th century.

Using Ellingson’s photos and letters as a advisor, Kaiser brings alive the excavations led via David Robinson and recounts how the unearthing of personal homes—rather than public spaces—emerged as a method to check the daily of old existence in Greece. yet as Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandal sincerely demonstrates, a darker tale lurks underneath the smiling faces and funny stories: one the place Robinson stole Ellingson’s phrases and insights for his personal, and the place fellow lecturers have been complicit within the theft.

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