Give A Hoot, Don’t Loot: types of looting and recent examples

On this episode, hosts Chelsi Slotten and Emily Long explore the different types and reasons why people loot archaeological sites, both in the past and present. They also discuss recent examples of looting (i.e. WWII shipwrecks) and issues of repatriating looted artifacts. Ship looting in the Java Sea- https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/worlds-biggest-grave-robbery-asias-disappearing-ww2-shipwrecks?fbclid=IwAR0d1QIYByhdeV7vHTbeqECE4DSODiq5SB5iYZECy5_NIO2da-oguxkOJrY Ship looting in Malaysan economic zone-... Continue Reading →

Ai Weiwei and Heritage Destruction

Revisiting an old conversation: Ai Weiwei Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Art, and Historic Preservation "The action imposed upon the Antique Han pot represents the destruction of conventional or established values, creating a work that is in turn both iconoclastic and regenerative, wile also recognizing that the significance of a cultural object is always subject... Continue Reading →

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