Dr. Kate Melody Burmon, Assistant Professor of Criminology, presents Archaeology, Annihilation, and Anomie: Consequences of Looting and Destruction of Cultural Property.
Archaeological looting happens when unauthorized people or teams illicitly dig at cultural heritage websites with a view to find beneficial antiquities on the market on the black market – and even the professional artwork market. In addition to affecting the flexibility to review these objects sooner or later and destroying proof current at their origin websites, archaeological looting additionally has the potential to change the artwork historic canon, have an effect on the position of museums, and name consideration to problems with possession. Just because the creation of artwork alters the cultural understanding of the idea, so does its destruction. This speak primarily highlights the scenario within the Middle East, tying artwork historic penalties to theories from criminology and artwork historical past.