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Archaeology Spies

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Archaeology Spies

Archaeology Spies

Archaeology Spies

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Archaeology and espionage have at times been closely linked, and not just in fictional works such as the Indiana Jones films. True accounts are sprinkled through history. A recent article in Archaeology magazine by David Price raises ethical questions about the practice. It's called "Cloak and Trowel: Should Archaeologists Double as Spies?" Price discusses the issue with NPR's Neal Conan.

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David Price
*Associate professor of anthropology at St. Martins College in Lacey, Wash.