Presenting Archaeology in Court: A Guide to Legal Protection of Sites

Presenting Archaeology in Court: A Guide to Legal Protection of Sites

by Sherry Hutt
     
 

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The passage of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in 1979 was a watershed moment in the movement to protect cultural objects against looting. This brief volume provides practical help to those who wish to use the provisions of ARPA_archaeologists, government land managers, preservation groups, and attorneys_to maximize its protective net. The

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The passage of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in 1979 was a watershed moment in the movement to protect cultural objects against looting. This brief volume provides practical help to those who wish to use the provisions of ARPA_archaeologists, government land managers, preservation groups, and attorneys_to maximize its protective net. The distinguished group of authors, all veterans of ARPA enforcement efforts, first provides a comprehensive history of passage of the law and highlights some key cases that shaped its impact. Other chapters offer concrete instructions on establishing archaeological valuation and assessing damage to cultural sites. A final section provides a menu of legal strategies now available for use to strengthen and extend the provisions of the law. For cultural resource professionals working under ARPA's provisions, this book will be an invaluable, guide for daily practice.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Canadien D'archeologie
It was a pleasant though wistful read to see so many examples of government bureaucracies actively engaged in the enforcement of heritage legislation.
— Neal Ferris
Journal Of Canadien D'archeologie - Neal Ferris
It was a pleasant though wistful read to see so many examples of government bureaucracies actively engaged in the enforcement of heritage legislation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759109087
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Heritage Resource Management Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Sherry Hutt is the Program Manager, National NAGPRA Program, a retired Superior Court judge and a former Assistant US Attorney assigned to prosecute ARPA cases. Marion Forsyth is an attorney in private practice, specializing in cultural resources matters. David Tarler is an attorney and archaeologist working as a contractor to the National Park Service Archeology Program.

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