Culture crime news 11–17 August 2014
Italian Chapel Orkney

Hot this week: Church looting in Scotland, England, and Italy.

Culture crime news 4–10 August 2014
Returned greek coins

Hot this week: Vandalism of statues of some the UK’s most notable figures, Queen Victoria and Clyde the terrifying Commonwealth…

Researching the global trade in looted cultural objects (slides with audio)
Prezi Clip

I am (slowly) adding audio to all of my online presentations and here is the first. For reasons beyond my…

Call for Abstracts: Investigating the trafficking of cultural objects
San Fran

Society for American Archaeology Meeting San Francisco, April 15-19, 2015 I’ve decided to/agreed to chair an SAA session on the…

Culture crime news 28 July–3 August 2014
Ma'arra Museum

Hot this week: Colombian returns and Colombian busts.

Culture crime news 21–27 July 2014
Returned Angels Entrega-de-las-piezas-a-Gabriel-Fernandez-acompanado-del-inspector-Marcos-Castro-CNP_G

Hot this week: Corruption! Antiquities police officer in Greece arrested and 2 heritage officials convicted in Macedonia for antiquities trafficking…

Dance of the Maize God: a beautiful film about the pillaging of the Maya past
Dance of the Maize God by Nightfire Films 05-LiftingVase

Out of the looters trench and on to the computer in less than an hour: a film review from Belize.

“This is my livelihood”: cave story from the Maya Mountains
hummingbirdfalls

This story comes from a Belizean hostel shareholder who works and lives in central Belize along the Hummingbird Highway surrounded…

Culture crime news 14–20 July 2014
Stolen Indian Idols

Hot this week: Hard to tell from Belize. A truncated try at a newsletter from the field.

“They will be looking for it!”: Little boy’s story
Xunan view

A story from day 2 in the field. After chatting to some kids about how fast ice melts and the…

“It’s sad because something beautiful was destroyed”: Bus stop story
Donna v Maya

A story from day one of fieldwork in Belize. I heard this one while waiting for a bus on the…

Culture crime news 07–13 July 2014
IRAQ-US-MUSEUM

Hot this week: Iraq…and Iraq again. Don’t believe all the news you read, but do be worried.

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