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COMBATING THE LOSS OF CULTURAL PROPERTY – A New Push

What is it that helps ground us in our cultures? Any answer would include histories, stories told across generations, natural specimens, and artifacts – meaningful works shaped by people – that we can relate to with a sense of belonging, wonder or curiosity. Yet the illicit traffic in historic cultural property is leaching that away and it has become a matter of serious concern in the Caribbean as in many other areas with far higher profiles.

SLIDESHOW: Taking you there!

We told you about the Archaeological Society of Jamaica’s 16th annual symposium March 15 and thought you might enjoy a pictorial passport to a varied, energetic and engaged day of research presentations and audience participation.
Click to view slideshow.
The prize for one liners that stuck goes to the Conservation Panel:

GUEST POST: Sir? Do you have anything on ‘Ethnocentrism’?

Sir? Do you have anything on ‘Ethnocentrism’?
Dr Stanley Griffin (right) with students visiting the UWI Museum. Full disclosure: These were not the Carib Civ students! We didn’t catch him on camera that time.
by Dr Stanley H Griffin, UWI Archives

Guest Post: The Past is NOT Our Future

by Prof Matthew Smith, Director of The Past is Not Our Future and Chair of the Department of History & Archaeology, UWI Mona Campus
Prof Matthew Smith, Director of The Past is Not Our Future and Chair of the Department of History & Archaeology, UWI Mona

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