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Cultural Heritage ManagementA Global Perspective$
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Phyllis Mauch Messenger and George S. Smith

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034607

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034607.001.0001

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The Challenge of Protecting Archaeological Heritage in Argentina

The Challenge of Protecting Archaeological Heritage in Argentina

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(p.8) 1 The Challenge of Protecting Archaeological Heritage in Argentina
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Cultural Heritage Management
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María Luz Endere

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034607.003.0002

This chapter presents a brief review of the extant legislation applied to archaeological cultural heritage and to indigenous communities regarding heritage issues in Argentina. Problems and contested situations generated by the application of these laws in everyday life are also discussed. Concluding comments address the next steps that Argentina should take in order to put into practice its constitutional obligations, as well as those deriving from the international conventions ratified by the country. The chapter also talks about different federal laws being formed in Argentina concerning the cultural heritage rights of indigenous people residing in the county. The role of archaeologists concerning heritage issues in Argentina and their relationship with indigenous people also gets attention in the chapter.

Keywords:   legislation, archaeological cultural heritage, Argentina, constitutional laws, national cultural heritage, archaeologists, indigenous people

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