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Archæology in the U.S.S.R

Nature volume 145, page 111 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation



PROF. V. GORDON CHILDE utters a timely protest against "dislike of the Soviet's foreign or domestic politics" leading men of science "to take an unduly gloomy view of the position of archæology in Russia". It was, however, precisely with the view of deprecating any political colouring whatsoever, and of whatever shade of opinion, in scientific matters that protest was made in these columns against the way in which political doctrine under the Soviet Republics had not only affected archæological theory, but had also intervened to check international exchange in scientific research.

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