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Politics and Archaeology, Russian Style

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | August 18, 2011

August used to be the silly season: a time for “the emergence of frivolous news stories”. This year, according to Patrick Barkham of the UK’s Guardian newspaper, Russia’s Vladimir Putin has been providing some of the silliness,  citing pictures of Putin “looting undersea pottery” as classic silly story fodder. The imagery was irresistible for media … Continue reading »