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"The looting of archaeological websites and museums has lately been introduced vividly to public cognizance. during this ebook, the various world's specialists at the topic research the level of the matter, how trafficking in illicit artifacts is performed, and what should be performed to avoid wasting our cultural heritage."--Ellen Herscher, contributing editor, Archaeology magazine

Archaeological artifacts became a traded commodity largely as the worldwide achieve of Western society permits easy accessibility to the world's archaeological history. got through the world's prime museums and personal creditors, antiquities were faraway from archaeological websites, monuments, or cultural associations and illegally traded. This choice of essays via world-recognized specialists investigates the ways in which com-modifying artifacts fuels the destruction of archaeological history and considers what will be performed to guard it. regardless of growing to be nationwide and foreign laws to guard cultural historical past, expanding numbers of archaeological sites--among them, war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq--are topic to pillage because the financial worth of artifacts rises. supplying entire examinations of archaeological website looting, the antiquities alternate, the smash of cultural background assets, and the overseas efforts to strive against their destruction, the authors argue that the antiquities marketplace affects cultural history world wide and is a burgeoning international crisis.

Neil Brodie is study director of the Illicit Antiquities study Centre on the McDonald Institute for Archaeological study, college of Cambridge. Morag M. Kersel, a Ph.D. candidate on the college of Cambridge, is learning the felony exchange of antiquities within the center East. Christina Luke is a study fellow within the division of archaeology at Boston college. Kathryn Walker Tubb is a lecturer in cultural historical past reviews and conservation within the Institute of Archaeology, college collage, London.

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