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Phallus Rises in Popularity, Goes on Sale in Norfolk Museum

June 3, 2013


The King Lynn’s Museum in Norfolk will be offering replica golden phallus pendants for sale in their gift shop. At a mere 2.5 centimeters long, what the pendants lack in size they make up for in luster. UPI explains: A penis-shaped gold pendant was discovered in 2011 by Kevin Hillier and his metal detector on […]

The UK’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS)

December 5, 2012


When items are discovered in England and Whales, the State has no claim to them unless they are classified as treasure. The Portable Antiquities Scheme (“PAS”) was therefore introduced fifteen years ago as a method for the public to voluntarily record objects found in the ground. Through the PAS, archaeologists are able to collect information […]

Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter: Winter 2012

March 7, 2012


The ABA Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee has published it’s Winter 2012 newsletter, featuring: The Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme in England and Wales by Roger Bland of the British Museum; Common Law, Statutory Law, and the Disposition of Archaeological Resources in the U.S. by Patty Gerstenblith of DePaul; and Legislation & Persuasion […]

A Small Step Toward Synergy: Fincham’s PAS Article.

November 19, 2008


It took me a while, but I finally discovered the “download” button on SSRN.  I therefore had the opportunity to read Dr. Derek Fincham’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) article, “A Coordinated Legal and Policy Approach to Undiscovered Antiquities: Adapting the Cultural Heritage Policy of England and Wales to Other Nations of Origin,” from the International […]


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