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In this, the fi nal chapter, I return to the subject of the comparison between archaeology and forensic science. However, I should here again remind the reader that although Klejn has to the best of my knowledge studied this comparison in greater depth than any other archaeological theorist, there are many scholars who would still dispute that its study is Klejn’s prime achievement. The comparison is the subject of this chapter partly because it coincides with my own interests and partly because I see here an opportunity to build a bridge not just between Russian theoretical archaeology and Western theoretical archaeology but also between theoretical archaeology and the philosophy of history. Those who work within these fi elds tend to be ignorant of one another’s endeavours.