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Re-thinking Ludwik Fleck’s concept of the thought-collective according to the case of Serbian archaeology

over the last century, which distinguishes it from contemporary archaeology elsewhere for its conservatism. A dissection of the development and evolution of Serbian archaeology, therefore, is fruitful for examining how specific shifts in thought occur in non-­overarching exceptions to the norm (Palavestra and Babić, 2016). As a case study, this work directly treats what Kuhn would call a ‘paradigm shift’: the late introduction of cultural-historical archaeology to Serbia. The objective is not to describe practices in archaeology in detail, but rather to discuss

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology