Archaeology, sexism, and scandal : the long-suppressed story of one woman's discoveries and the man who stole credit for them / Alan Kaiser.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library||921 ELLINGSON (Text)||39206021162936||Adult Biography||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781442230033 (cloth : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 1442230037 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xx, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Introduction: the Ellingson file: a photo album -- Part I. Mary Ross Ellingson's archaeological adventure -- Journey to Olynthus -- The daily routine -- Travel in Greece and Europe in 1931 -- Part II. Sexism and scholarship -- The women -- The men -- Part III. Scandal!: Mary Ross Ellingson's work plagiarized -- A secret uncovered -- Unwritten history -- Epilogue.
|Summary, etc.:|| The 1931 excavation season at Olynthus, Greece, changed how archaeologists study material culture, and was the nexus of one of the most egregious cases of plagiarism in the history of classical archaeology. Kaiser draws on the private scrapbook that budding archaeologist Mary Ross Ellingson compiled during that dig, and recounts how the unearthing of private homes emerged as a means to examine the day-to-day of ancient life in Greece. He shows that David Robinson stole Ellingson's words and insights for his own, and many fellow academics were complicit in the theft.
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