Archaeology in a Middle Country



In an effort to join the circles of European prehistorians, scholars in the early twentieth century Czechoslovakia had to make their work known, recognized, and comparable. The question I wish to pose is what strategies – narrative, political, institutional – did they use to achieve that goal? Which networks were deemed as crucial and central to the effort of establishing a new field in a newly formed country? What language was the lingua franca for archaeologists of the day? And finally how did those networks, languages, and citation practices change over the twentieth century?


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and Department of Women’s StudiesUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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