Friday, February 20, 2015
Lots of Heat, But Any Light?
The archaeological lobby has gone into high gear with symposiums in DC, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas that purport to address the issue of cultural heritage preservation. With all that brain power at these events, one would have hoped for something more than the same tired "academic" and "law enforcement" "solutions" aimed at suppressing private collecting as much as anything else. Sadly, based on the topics and most of the speakers, "out of the box" thinking taking account of reality rather than ideology seems to be lacking.