Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Good luck. I don't know about "breaking issues", but "festering wounds" would be to address the ethical issues of British archaeologists in "partnership" with so-called "Metal detecting" in the UK. This very much clouds the issue over artefact collecting in the UK.
The lecture was very interesting and an eye opener. There are still a lot of issues and problems about looting of artefacts. Its good that this is been brought to attention.
David,It was a great lecture and I learned immensely more about what you've blogged about with such vigor. It was a pleasure meeting you!Cheers,Mark
The lecture is now available:Gill, David W.J. "Looting Matters for Classical Antiquities: Contemporary Issues in Archaeological Ethics." Present Pasts 1 (2009): 77-104.here
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