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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.