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Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, Christina Luke, and Kathryn Walker Tubb


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 book investigates the ways that commodifying 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, increasi ... More

Keywords: archaeological artifacts, traded commodity, heritage, antiquities, pillage, monetary value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780813029726
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813029726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Brodie, editor
University of Cambridge

Morag M. Kersel, editor

Christina Luke, editor

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