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Polish Archaeology Under Communism. The Trial of Massive Corruption of Clever Minds


Between History and Archaeology : papers in honour of Jacek Lech


Boguszewski, Andrzej


Archaeopress Archaeology

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Oxford; England

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ill. ; 29 cm

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archaeology ; political systems ; Poland


The aim of this article is not to discuss the paradigms or the methods of the ‘free’ and the ‘Marxist’ archaeology in the post World War II period in Poland. The literature about this is quite abundant, and I would like to tell another story than the scientific side of Polish archaeology during the communist domination. I remember the reality of those fifteen years in the daily activity of young Polish archaeologists in the late ’70s and ’80s of the XX century, and I would like to give here my personal point of view about this time


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