The Fenton Vase is visiting Glasgow as part of the Trafficking Culture exhibition at the Hunterian Museum.
Cultural guardian confronts the looters, a profile of… me
Posted on 15 January 2015
*Blush*/*Shameless self promotion*
Failures and consequences of antiquities trafficking policy: rethinking ‘country-specific’ regulation
Posted on 19 December 2014
A taster abstract for one of the journal papers I have “in submission”.
Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis on Contemporary Perspectives and Trends
Posted on 17 November 2014
With a chapter by me!
Ethically questionable AIA St Louis Maya vessel sells for over 2x estimate
Posted on 13 November 2014
Yep. Someone bought those ethically questionable Mesoamerican pieces sold at Bonhams.
Archaeological Institute of America St. Louis Society selling Meosamerican antiquities at auction
Posted on 27 October 2014
Does the sale of ‘clean’ antiquities encourage the black market? Ethical questions.
Researching the global trade in looted cultural objects (slides with audio)
Posted on 6 August 2014
I am (slowly) adding audio to all of my online presentations and here is the first.
Dance of the Maize God: a beautiful film about the pillaging of the Maya past
Posted on 24 July 2014
Out of the looters trench and on to the computer in less than an hour: a film review from Belize.
“This is my livelihood”: Maya Mountains cave story
Posted on 21 July 2014
This story comes from a Belizean hostel shareholder who lives along the Hummingbird Highway surrounded by cave-filled mountains.
“It’s sad because something beautiful was destroyed”: Bus stop story
Posted on 16 July 2014
I heard this while waiting for a bus on the Western Highway. I let two buses pass talking to this guy.
Hollywood’s ancient Maya: illegal movie footage as trafficked cultural property?
Posted on 13 July 2014
Illegal filming at Mexican archaeological sites carries stiff penalties, as some filmmakers may soon find out.
What we’ve lost: 2 stories of the Maya Buenavista vase
Posted on 12 July 2014
In this post I will present two stories about one Maya vase: what we would have thought if the vase was looted and what we know because it wasn’t.