Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession

Book - 2010
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Written in his trademark lyrical style, Childs' riveting book carries readers directly into his adventures and discoveries, lifting the curtain on the ethical dilemmas and dark side of archaeology and exploring the field's transgressions against the cultures it tries to preserve.
Published: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316066426
0316066427
Branch Call Number: 930.1 CHI
Characteristics: x, 274 p. ;,25 cm.

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BPLNextBestAdults Jan 05, 2012

In this book, Craig Childs puts the reader into the middle of an ethical dilemma: Is it better for archeologists to preserve the history they find around the world, or should they leave it to the land and the people it belongs to? While no easy answers are found, Childs takes the reader on an adventure through the seedy underbelly of archeology through to its most noble aspirations. We see how museums get caught up in a world of subterfuge, what happens when history is taken from the place it originates, and how people can be the heroes and villains of history at the same time. The author is most familiar with digs in the Southwest United States, but does take touch upon both major archeological events and major cultural institutions.

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