Modern Issues in Archaeology: Museum Changes

Modern Issues in Archaeology: Museum Changes

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Tshough it is easy to imagine that they have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years, the modern idea of a museum has really only existed since the mid-1700s. Private collections were far more common, with people...
Modern Issues in Archaeology: Repatriation

Modern Issues in Archaeology: Repatriation

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Repatriation has a long history within the United States and around the world. From the Parthenon marbles to human remains in museum storage, the idea of repatriation can trace its beginning to the late 1700s and early...
Modern Issues in Archaeology: Terrorism

Modern Issues in Archaeology: Terrorism

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator  If you’ve ever wanted to upset an archaeologist, ask them about the Buddhas of Bamiyan or the city of Palmyra. These are two more famous examples of what happens when you mix terrorism with archaeology. In 2001, the...
Modern Issues in Archaeology: Looting

Modern Issues in Archaeology: Looting

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator Looting is one of the biggest problems that archaeology, archaeological sites, and artifacts face. It happens all around the world and can range from small innocent actions, like picking up something on your hike, to a...