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Unformatted text preview: December 14, 2006 Lecture Notes Who owns the past? o Look at Afghanistan and you see that this antiquities are being sold off to make money o UNESCO laws o Egypt and Israel sell in on open market in hope to end the looting o Do the Taliban have the right to blow up the Buddhist temples? The United States doesnt stand by this because they believe in private property o You can sell your own property if you find it on your land o One of the late signers of the UN law about antiquities What should institutes do? o The Met highest buyer Has 6 cases against them dealing with looting o UPenn Museum Said they would not acquire any new artifact? What does an archeologist do when they want to publish? o Publishing increases the value of the artifact o Believe anything from the market place, you should not believe it no matter what You use the dealer as the authenticity voice This only comes up when you find artifacts outside an archeological site Archeology makes it so you can look past and show that you own the land...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC-ANAL 50 taught by Professor Lamberg-karlovsky during the Fall '06 term at Harvard.
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