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Plutniak, S., 2017, ‘Is an archaeological contribution to the theory of social science possible? Archaeological data and concepts in the dispute between Jean-Claude Gardin and Jean-Claude Passeron’, Palethnologie, Archaeology and social sciences, 9, pp.7-21. and halshs-01672614

Plutniak, S. 2017, ‘L’innovation méthodologique, entre bifurcation personnelle et formation des disciplines : les entrées en archéologie de Georges Laplace et de Jean-Claude Gardin’, Revue d’histoire des sciences humaines, Publications de la Sorbonne, Faire science, 31, pp.113-139. hal-01649593

Plutniak, S., 2017, ‘Une contribution archéologique à la théorie des sciences sociales est-elle possible? Faits et concepts archéologiques dans la controverse entre Jean-Claude Passeron et Jean-Claude Gardin’, Palethnologie, Archéologie et sciences sociales, 9, pp.7-21. and Halshs-01672623

Plutniak, S., 2017, ‘The Professionalisation of Science – Claim and Refusal: Discipline Building and Ideals of Scientific Autonomy in the Growth of Prehistoric Archaeology. The Case of Georges Laplace’s Group of Typologie Analytique, 1950s’, Organon, 49, pp.105-154. and halshs-01673264

Plutniak, S., 2016, ‘Ce que l’on sait de soi savant : motifs et tons des rapports entre vie et science. Biologie–arché Nicolas Adell; Jérôme Lamy. Ce que la science fait à la vie, 31, Éditions du comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, pp.109-129, 2016, halshs-01418855

Plutniak, S. and Tarantini, M., 2016, ‘An Influential Outsider. Georges Laplace between French institutions and Italian prehistory’, in Delley, G., Díaz-Andreu, M., Djindjian, F., Fernández, V.M., Guidi, A. and  Kaeser, M-A. (eds), History of Archaeology: International Perspectives, 11, Oxford: Archaeopress, pp.79-89, halshs-01383693

Leach, S., 2016, A Russian Perspective on Theoretical Archaeology: the life and works of Leo S. Klein, Left Coast Press

Plutniak, S., 2015, ‘Refrain from standards? French, Cavemen and Computers: A (short) story of Multidimensional Analysis in French Prehistoric Archaeology’ in  Huber, L. & Schlaudt, O. (eds), Standardization in Measurement. Philosophical and Sociological Issues, Pickering and Chatto Publishers, halshs-01285367

López-Romero, E. 2014, ‘Out of the box’: exploring the 3D modelling potential of ancient image archives. Virtual Archaeology Review 5(10): 107-116,

Edwards, P.C., ‘Redemption in the land of archaeological sin: great excavators in the Middle East during the 1920s’. Buried History 49 (2014): 23-36.

Evans, Christopher,  Soldiering Archaeology: Pitt Rivers and ‘Militarism’. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 24: 4, 2014, pp. 1-20, DOI:

Young, C. “Inside Gaddafi’s Libya: Photographing Lepcis Magna in the 1970s and 1980s,” Pegasus, Issue 56, 2013, pp.31-39, the Journal of the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter, UK.

Derricourt, Robin, Inventing Africa: history, archaeology and ideas, London: Pluto Press, 2011.

Derricourt, Robin,  “Pyramidologies of Egypt: a typological review”, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 22 (3), (2012), 353-363.

Derricourt, Robin, “Pseudoarchaeology: the concept and its limitations”, Antiquity 86 (332), (2012), 524-531.

Derricourt, Robin, “Raymond Dart and the danger of mentors”, Antiquity 84 (323), (2010), 230-235.

Derricourt, “Patenting hominins: taxonomy, fossils and egos”, Critique of Anthropology, 29, (2009), 193-204.

Derricourt,  “The enigma of Raymond Dart”, International Journal of African Historical Studies, 42 (2), (2009), 257-282.

Guha, Sudeshna, ‘Civilizational Heritage and Archaeological Practices within South Asia’, in C. Sandis (ed.) Cultural Heritage Ethics: Past Achievements and Present Duties (forthcoming Open Book Publishers 2013).

Guha, Sudeshna, ‘Beyond Representation: Photographs in archaeological knowledge, in O. M. Abadia and C. Huth (eds) Compultum, Vol. 8., Journal of Universidad Complutense de Madrid, forthcoming  2013

Guha, Sudeshna, ‘Heritage, Archaeology and the Indus Civilization’, in D.N. Jha (ed.) R.S. Sharma Commemoration Volume, Parts I and II (forthcoming, Manohar, Delhi 2013).

Gupta, Neha. 2013. Cultural continuity, identity and archaeological practice in the Indian context. In Human Expeditions: Inspired by Bruce Trigger, S. Chrisomalis and A. Costopoulos (eds.), pp. 102-115. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Leach, Stephen Leo S. Klejn and the dictatorship of ‘why?’ over ‘what?’ in THE ANTIQUITY PROJECT GALLERY (Written with Alexey M. Elyashevich)

Sveshnikova Olga Review of Leo Klejn’s autobiography Hard to be Klejn: an Autobiography in Monologues and Dialogues is in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal 23:2 (2013): 342-343.

A few new publications by members have appeared in 2011:

Baird, J. 2011. Photographing Dura-Europos, 1928–1937: An Archaeology of the Archive. American Journal of Archaeology 115(3):427–46

Carruthers, W. 2011. The rise and fall of ancient Egypt? Egyptology’s never-ending story. Antiquity 85 (330), 1444-7.

Harlan, D. 2011. The Cult of the Dead, Fetishism, and the Genesis of an Idea: Megalithic Monuments and the Tree and Pillar Cult of Arthur J. Evans. European Journal of Archaeology 14 (1–2), 210–230.

Harlan, D. 2011. British Lancastrian Schools of Nineteenth-Century Kythera. Annual of the British School at Athens 106(1), 325-375.

Sveshnikova, O. 2011. Soviet Archaeological Expedition as a Research Object. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology Vol. 21, No. 2, 2011, 4-9.

Many of these can be viewed on the members’ pages.

A NEW BOOK FROM THE BLACKTHORN PRESS: J. R. Mortimer, the life of a nineteenth century East Yorkshire archaeologist by STEPHEN HARRISON.

The story of John Robert Mortimer (1825-1911) encompasses both the beginnings of archaeology as a scientific study and the details of a life lived entirely in one small corner of the East Riding of Yorkshire. During the second half of the nineteenth century archaeology made the transition from antiquarian pursuit to fledgling academic discipline. Mortimer, a corn merchant from Driffield, was of central importance, laying many of the foundations on which the subject came to be built. He devoted most of his adult life to the systematic and careful examination of large numbers of prehistoric burial mounds and other ancient features on the Yorkshire Wolds, eventually becoming a nationally recognised authority on the subject. Self-educated, his techniques became those used by modern archaeologists, his collection of artefacts and his writings still providing an invaluable resource for understanding the county’s prehistoric past. Yet his story has never before been told, his importance as a leading and pioneering archaeologist little known. This comprehensive account of his life helps to explain why this should be. It presents Mortimer as a nationally important archaeologist using his researches to understand the lives of prehistoric peoples, his view, widely held today, that by understanding the past we understand ourselves.

Some recent publications sent in by HARN member, Bernard Means:

Means, Bernard K. 2011. Archaeology and the New Deal: How Roosevelt’s ‘Alphabet Soup’ Programs Continue to Influence Archaeology Today.
Bernard K. Means, guest editor. The SAA Archaeological Record 11 (3):28. Available online at:

Means, Bernard K. 2011. The Future Meets the Past: Digital Mapping of New Deal
Archaeology Projects Across the Lower 48 States.
Bernard K. Means, guest editor. The SAA Archaeological Record 11 (3):29-33. Available online at:

Means, Bernard K. 2011. The Development of a GIS for New Deal Archaeology. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 21 (1): 59-61 available online at

Some updates on HARN work in the Antiquity Project Gallery:

The Reverend William MacGregor: an early industrialist collector by Beverly Rogers can be viewed at

Archaeology during the Great Depression: New Deal excavations in Somerset County, Pennsylvania by Bernard Means can be viewed at

John Robert Mortimer: a founding father of modern British archaeology by Stephen Harrison can be viewed at

and the latest Bulletin for the History of Archaeology contains a number of works by HARN members. More information can be found on the BHA website:

Specimens as gifts: Charles Lyell, Adolf von Morlot
and a Swiss lake dwelling collection

Katherine Leckie, one of our founding members, is the latest HARN affiliate to have a project included in Antiquity’s online Project Gallery. It can be viewed at

A Splendid Idiosyncrasy

For those of you on facebook, Pamela has a new site about her recent monograph on the study of prehistoric archaeology at Cambridge. Check it out!

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