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Interactional strategies in late-nineteenth-century Classical archaeology: the case of Adolf Furtwängler
Ulf R. Hansson

were greatly impressed by Furtwängler’s strong dedication, grasp of data and breadth of knowledge, but who did not fail to recognise some of the flaws in his often ambitious constructs and the conclusions he drew from his study material. The scarce critical scrutiny that his work has attracted in recent years and his relative absence from modern histories of archaeology have resulted in wildly divergent assessments of him ranging from a ‘largely forgotten figure’ (Marchand, 2007: 252) at one extreme to ‘probably the greatest archaeologist of all time’ (Boardman, 2006

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology