Hush-hush Archaeology

That is the name of an absolutely fascinating story in the San Diego CityBeat. The story is about what happens when the Dept. of Homeland Security and the border fence collide with archaeology and a people’s desire to protect their past. It is an amazing read…

Yale, Skull and Bones, and the Federal Government Sued By Geronimo’s Family: Complications

I recently wrote about a lawsuit filed against Yale, Skull and Bones, and the Federal Government by descendents of Geronimo. The situation has become a little more complicated.

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Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is engaging in a wonderful project to digitize its entire collection. Reuters has the story:

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Taino: An Abuse of Power

The Voice of the Taino People Online has an interesting post up concerning the discovery of a five acre site near J&#225cana, Puerto Rico:

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The Logical End Result of Repatriation Laws?

Nature has an interesting news item called Online anthropology draws protest from aboriginal group:

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Who Owns The Past: Another Possible Solution, Saving Iraq’s Cuneiform Tablets

Recently I wrote a review on Cuno’s new book Who Owns Antiquity. In that review I expressed my disappointment at the few solutions Cuno proposed. The next day, I returned to the subject with a post discussing the Virtual Vault at the Arizona State Museum. In this post I would like to point you to another possible solution – one being used to help preserve Iraqi antiquities.

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Field Museum Repatriating Maori Remains

Science Daily has an interesting article up about the Field Museum repatriating, with the assistance of Native Americans, Maori remains back to New Zealand.

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