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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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September 11th 2013:Protecting our Past: Archaeological Heritage Management across the World

In our last episode we looked at the antiquities trade and the destruction of cultural property through the trade of artifacts. This week we continue with a similar theme and look at the dangers to the archaeological sites themselves. Do you like to travel? Do you visit World Heritage and other archaeological sites while travelling? As archaeologists, we like to visit these important pieces of history while abroad. However, we are not the only ones, and with the rise of cultural tourism, an unintended consequence is that many of these sites are becoming irreparably damaged. Which sites are esp

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Douglas Comer

Douglas Comer is President of Cultural Site Research and Management (CSRM) and the CSRM Foundation, and Co-President of the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) for ICOMOS. A Fulbright Scholar in cultural resource management, he served for 15 years as Chief of the United States National Park Service Applied Archaeology Center and nine years as Chair of the Maryland Governor’s Advisory Committee on Archaeology. After two terms on the Board of Trustees for the United States Committee for ICOMOS (US/ICOMOS), he now represents the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) on the Board. He is Senior Editor of the Conservation and Preservation Section of the Encyclope
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