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Archaeological artifacts have become a traded commodity in large part because the global reach of Western society allows easy access to the world's archaeological heritage. Acquired by the world's leading museums and private collectors, antiquities have been removed from archaeological sites, monuments, or cultural institutions and illegally traded. This collection of essays by world-recognized experts investigates the ways that com-modifying artifacts fuels the destruction of archaeological heritage and considers what can be done to protect it. Despite growing national and international legislation to protect cultural heritage, increasing numbers of archaeological sites--among them, war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq--are subject to pillage as the monetary value of artifacts rises. Offering comprehensive examinations of archaeological site looting, the antiquities trade, the ruin of cultural heritage resources, and the international efforts to combat their destruction, the authors argue that the antiquities market impacts cultural heritage around the world and is a burgeoning global crisis.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Protecting Cultural Heritage in Conflict
  2. pp. 25-35
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  1. 2. The U.S. Legal Response to the Protection of the World Cultural Heritage
  2. pp. 36-67
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  1. 3. Recent Developments in the Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage
  2. pp. 68-92
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  1. 4. Convicted Dealers: What We Can Learn
  2. pp. 93-97
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  1. 5. St. Lawrence Island's Legal Market in Archaeological Goods
  2. pp. 98-132
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  1. 6. A Model Investigative Protocol for looting and Anti-Looting Educational Program
  2. pp. 133-146
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  1. 7. The Plunder of the Ulua Valley, Honduras, and a Market Analysis for Its Antiquities
  2. pp. 147-172
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  1. 8. Looting Lydia: The Destruction of an Archaeological Landscape in Western Turkey
  2. pp. 173-187
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  1. 9. From the Ground to the Buyer: A Market Analysis of the Trade in Illegal Antiquities
  2. pp. 188-205
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  1. 10. The Plunder of iraq's Archaeological Heritage, 1991-2005, and the London Antiquities Trade
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  1. 11. Afghanistan's Cultural heritage: An Exceptional Case?
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  1. 12. Illicit Trafficking and Trade in Indian Antiquities: Renewed Efforts to Save and Preserve India's Heritage
  2. pp. 236-244
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  1. 13. Museum Acquisitions: Responsibilities for the Illicit Traffic in Antiquites
  2. pp. 245-257
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  1. 14. Structural Complexity and Social Conflice in Managing the Past at Copan, Honduras
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  1. 15. Supporting and Promoting the Idea of a Shared Cultural Patrimony
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  1. 16. Artifacts and Emotion
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  1. 17. Conclusion: The Social and Cultural Contexts of Collecting
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  1. Appendix A. Law Enforcement Responsibilities Checklist
  2. pp. 321-325
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  1. Appendix B. Archaeologist's Responsibilities Checklist
  2. pp. 326-327
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  1. Appendix C. A Practical Exercise in Criminal Investigation
  2. pp. 328-340
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813037110
Related ISBN
9780813033396
MARC Record
OCLC
735602620
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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