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Loot, Legitimacy and Ownership
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Colin Renfrew
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-10-20 - Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

Colin Renfrew argues that what is most precious in archaeology is the information that excavations can shed on our human past. Yet the clandestine and unpublished digging of archaeological sites for gain - looting - is destroying the context in which archaeological findings can be understood, as well as sabotaging
Ethical Issues in Archaeology
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Larry J. Zimmerman, Karen D. Vitelli, Julia J. Hollowell
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Rowman Altamira

Ethics in the field of archaeological research, particularly arising in response to the recent trend of contract archaeology, becomes increasingly more complicated as a result of changing human relations surrounding historical evidence. The past is in fact no "dead and buried", and ethical questions about this living record demand an
Possession
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Erin L. Thompson
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

A riveting account of private art collectors' passion from Roman times to the present Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime,
Possession
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Erin Thompson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-28 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart
Loot
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Sharon Waxman
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Macmillan

A journey across four continents to the heart of the conflict over who should own the great works of ancient art Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why