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Dr. Julie Morrow to discuss archeological looting in Arkansas, U. S., May 5

April 17, 2009 -- The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society (CMVAS) will present a lecture, "The Looting of Arkansas Heritage," by Dr. Julie Morrow, Arkansas Archeological Survey station archeologist at the Jonesboro Research Station at ASU-Jonesboro. The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., ASU Museum, Room 182.

Every day in Arkansas and across the U.S., archeological sites are being looted. Vandals typically steal certain types of artifacts for their own private collections or sell them for money. A strong link between drugs and artifact looting has been documented in the Mid-South. Violations go unpunished for a variety of reasons. This presentation will cover the laws governing archeological sites and expose problems associated with the theft of artifacts from private and public lands through case studies from Arkansas.

For details, contact Dr. Julie Morrow at ext. 2071, or e-mail her at



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