Raymond Dart and the danger of mentors

@article{Derricourt2010RaymondDA,
  title={Raymond Dart and the danger of mentors},
  author={Robin Derricourt},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2010},
  volume={84},
  pages={230 - 235}
}
Archaeology, like all scientific and scholarly disciplines, requires the transmission of knowledge and ideas. This commonly involves the influence of mentors and role models: figures who can at times take on the role of gurus. But adherence to mentors has its dangers. That is shown in the career of Raymond Dart, whose professional work was deeply flawed by the adherence he paid to his mentor Grafton Elliot Smith. His status has been maintained by his dedicated disciple, the great physical… 
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