Category Archives: cultural property

Graffiti Vandals Hit Rock Art Sites in American Southwest

The most recent post at Cultural Heritage in Danger reminds us of the ongoing threats to exposed and unprotected cultural heritage sites in the United States and abroad.  In this case, rock art sites in Nevada and Arizona have been planned targets … Continue reading

Posted in archaeology, cultural property, heritage, humankind, looting, security | Leave a comment

US/ICOMOS recognizes Cultural Heritage Center with award

Congratulations to the Cultural Heritage Center for receiving the first annual Heritage Award for International Excellence.  The award, given by the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS), recognizes organizations, programs, projects, individuals, and publications that exemplify worldwide excellence … Continue reading

Posted in cultural property, culture, heritage, humanity, preservation, UNESCO, US/ICOMOS | Leave a comment

His Maker’s Artifice: Literatary Critique As Method of Dating

Kudos for a recent post found on His Maker’s Artifice, a new and very interesting blog written by Stephanie Wills, a graduate student in English Language and Literature at University College. The blog takes as its premise, “old art, new … Continue reading

Posted in cultural property, cultural sustainability, heritage, His Maker's Art | Leave a comment

Drug Addiction Fuels Looting of Antiquities

An article in the March/April edition of Archaeology magazine, titled “Drugs, Guns and Dirt,” highlights the surprisingly intimate connection between drug addiction and the looting of archaeological sites in the American Southwest. According to the the article, federal law enforcement agents … Continue reading

Posted in archaeology, cultural property, drugs, heritage, looting, subsistence digging | 1 Comment

University Student Steals, Sells Methodist Heritage

Last month news sources reported on the arrest of a Drew University (New Jersey, USA) student who stole a number of historical documents from the school’s Archives Center. As the official archival repository of published and unpublished documents for the … Continue reading

Posted in cultural property, Drew University, Methodism, security | 1 Comment