Archaeological Institute of America St. Louis Society selling Meosamerican antiquities at auction
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Does the sale of ‘clean’ antiquities encourage the black market? Ethical questions.

2 looted, mutilated Maya monuments for sale online
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This has been a bad week for Maya monuments in the US.

Culture crime news 13–26 October 2014

Hot this week: The surname ‘Clooney’ reappears in my news alerts once again.

Culture crime news 6 October–12 October 2014
Marcos Art

Hot this week: Parthenon marbles talk.

Culture crime news 29 September–5 October 2014
A Paracas piece in Gothenburg which will eventually be returned to Peru

Hot this week: Everyone freaks out at Petrie-excavated object for sale.

Faking the Past: when archaeologists commit fraud
Bansky caveman

We tend to think of fake antiquities as being a problem created by the illicit trade in cultural objects. When…

Culture crime news 22–28 September 2014

Hot this week: The US Secretary of State steps in.

Culture crime news 15–21 September 2014
Gold Frog from Panama

Hot this week: I focused on nothing by the Scottish referendum, to be honest.

Culture crime news 8–14 September 2014

Hot this week: We’re still all talking about Indian idols.

Investigating the trafficking of cultural objects: lineup for SAA 2015
Miami Stolen Art

This could be the most awesome Society for American Archaeology session ever. You all have to wait until April for…

Culture crime news 1–7 September 2014
NGA Shiva Return

Hot this week: Back to India for two looted National Gallery of Australia pieces.

Culture crime news 25–31 August 2014
New Caledonia Skull Return

Hot this week: SERIOUSLY, was the Amphipolis tomb looted or not?

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