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Title
Finders keepers
Type
Text
Subject
Archaeology--Moral and ethical aspects.
Pillage.
Cultural property--Protection--Moral and ethical aspects.
Antiquities--Collection and preservation--Moral and ethical aspects.
Antiquities--Collection and preservation--Corrupt practices.
Archaeologists--Professional ethics.
Archaeology--Psychological aspects.
Archaeology--Anecdotes.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Classification
LCC: CC175 .C47 2010 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 930.1 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2009051921
Summary
Beyond what most people think about archaeology--with its cleanly numbered dates, and discoveries--lies a vibrant and controversial realm of scientists, thieves, and contested land claims. Here, naturalist and adventurer Childs explores the field's transgressions against the cultures it tries to preserve, and pauses to ask: To whom does the past belong? Written in his trademark lyrical style, this book carries readers directly into his adventures and discoveries, lifting the curtain on the ethical dilemmas and dark side of archaeology. It is a book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection--in other words, a ghost story.--From publisher description.
Table Of Contents
pt. 1. In the country of the dead. Amateurs ; The destiny jar ; Treasure hunters ; Unseen things
pt. 2. Vandalism and other acts of removal. Diggers ; Going to market ; A history of urges ; The chosen ones ; Salvage archaeology
pt. 3. Where artifacts end up. The golden jar ; Houses of obsession ; Public trust
pt. 4. In situ. No place like home ; Holding on ; Letting go.
Authorized Access Point
Childs, Craig, 1967- Finders keepers