Human Rights&Ethics notes15

Human Rights&Ethics notes15 - December 1st, 2010...

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December 1 st , 2010 SHOULD ARCHAEOLOGISTS BE ACTIVISTS? I. Anne Pyburn’s View: Archaeological sites are clearly political; these attract a range of interest groups - Brown would agree with that eg. Smithsonian have it free; anyone who wants can walk in there State officials focused on capturing the past seen as the enemy Local activists intent on contesting state claims; Marginalized people trying to make a living; Contemporary pirates and looters; most often by really poor people that try to find something to sell and devalues it And archaeologists Heritage problem: when multilateral institutions define sites as worthy of preservation, they stimulate a market in looting/extraction - When identifying places to preserve, also signaling to looters where to loot What then to do? ‘Heritage Education’: (178) “provide information on strategies and consequences of CRM that can be used by participants to solve their local problem themselves in sustainable ways”
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ANTH 3531 taught by Professor Shepherd during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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