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Cultural Property Protection and the U.S. Military: A View From an Army Archaeologist

October 22, 2013

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Please see the following notice from DePaul regarding a program that will be happening… tomorrow!! If you are in the Chicago area, it sounds like it’d be worth checking out. Sorry for the late notice, but we are very fortunate to have Dr. Laurie Rush as a guest speaker at DePaul College of Law this […]

The Exercise of “Professional Judgment” in the Acquisition of Antiquities Without Provenance

April 6, 2011

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What are buyers required to do before purchasing an ancient object?  Just what is “due diligence” anyway? In a Huffington Post article on the controversy surrounding the Cleveland Museum’s 2004 purchase of a sculpture of Apollo (the “Lizard-Slayer” sculpture), attributed to Praxiteles, NY-based lawyer William Pearlstein, explains: Whatever due diligence is, it’s not easy. “There […]

Marlboro Lights, Busch Beer, and Looting Native American Sites: The vices of meth addicts

March 26, 2010

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In the past, the CPAL Blog has explored the connection between methamphetamine addiction and looting.  The River Front Times has published another article on the subject, “Tweakers ‘N Diggers: Looters are pillaging Native American burial grounds to finance their meth habits.”  The article is well-written and engaging, taking the reader through stories relating to looting […]