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    Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade (Cultural Heritage Studies (Paperback)) (Paperback) Edited by Neil Brodie, Edited by Morag M Kersel, Edited by Christina Luke, Edited by Kathryn Walker Tubb, Foreword by Paul A Shackel

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    DescriptionArchaeological 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 collection of essays by world-recognized experts investigates the ways that com-modifying 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, increasing numbers of archaeological sites-among them, war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq-are subject to pillage as the monetary value of artifacts rises. Offering comprehensive examinations of archaeological site looting, the antiquities trade, the ruin of cultural heritage resources, and the international efforts to combat their destruction, the authors argue that the antiquities market impacts cultural heritage around the world and is a burgeoning global crisis.

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    Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Neil Brodie, Edited by Morag M Kersel, Edited by Christina Luke, Edited by Kathryn Walker Tubb, Foreword by Paul A Shackel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 349
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813033396
    ISBN 10: 081303339X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    DC22: 363.69
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: CC
    DC21: 363.69
    Thema V1.0: NK, JKV
    University Press of Florida
    Imprint name
    University Press of Florida
    Publication date
    15 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "The looting of archaeological sites and museums has recently been brought vividly to public attention. In this book, many of the world's experts on the subject examine the extent of the problem, how trafficking in illicit artifacts is carried out, and what can be done to save our cultural heritage." -- Ellen Herscher