Not every Scottish Grand Tourist returned with the Parthenon in tow.
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.
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.
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
Believability, the burden of proof and Occam’s Razor
Posted on 29 April 2012
OR Carl Sagan breaks it down
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.