Our understanding of the most important aspects of Roman art suffers from a lack of context.
Faking the Past: when archaeologists commit fraud
Posted on 2 October 2014
A look at archaeological fraud.
Maya artefacts and Mexican bandits: trafficking tall tales
Posted on 1 July 2014
A most unbelievable story of a looted (or fake) Maya book and mask.
Stolen painting? No: poor reporting.
Posted on 18 April 2014
The false theft and return of a fake of my favourite Colonial Latin American painting.
Demand for Colonial Bolivian Silver Objects: Melt it down? Sell it on?
Posted on 3 December 2012
Compiling information on South American church theft is really quite interesting.
Replica Monuments and Warrior Queens in Guatemala
Posted on 13 October 2012
I was delighted to hear that David Friedel, Juan Carlos Pérez, and their team have discovered a tomb at El Perú-Waka’
Valdivia Figurines and the appeal of ‘the oldest’
Posted on 19 September 2012
The logo for the Ecuadorian Ministry of Culture website is about my favourite thing
Neurologically speaking, ascribed “authenticity” matters to us
Posted on 22 December 2011
“Authenticity” is such an interesting part of art crime and illicit antiquities research.