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Classical Archaeology Today: Ethical Issues of Excavation, Ownership, and Display

 

While Classical archaeology engages with material remains from the Greco-Roman past, it is embedded within and inseparable from contemporary practice. Through an examination of case studies, legal statutes, professional codes, and disciplinary practices, this seminar discusses ethical dilemmas raised by Classical archaeology in the 21st century. We will focus on broad issues ranging from ownership, looting, reconstruction, and collecting to nationalism, religion, tourism, and media, with an eye toward defining ethical ¿best practices¿ for Classical archaeology.

 

Subject Code: 
CLASSART
Units: 
4-5
Term: 
Win
Course Number: 
143
Day/Time: 
F / 10:00-12:50
Room: 
160-123
Type: 
Seminar