Svetlana Alexandrovna Pletneva (also called Pletnyeva and Pletnyova Russian: Светлана Александровна Плетнева) (April 1, 1926 in Vyatka- 20 November 2008 in Moscow) is a Russian and Soviet archaeologist and historian. Like Lev Gumilev, she was a student of Mikhail Artamonov, although she discarded many of the former's theories as mere speculations. She won the USSR State Prize in 1986
Honours and awards
- State Prize of the USSR
- Order of the Badge of Honour
- Medal "For Labour Valour"
- Medal "For Distinguished Labour"
- Pletneva's page on the Institute for Archeology website (Russian)
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