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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 52. Who owns the artifacts found?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27901


Once artefacts (such as: jewelry, tablets or scrolls, pottery, even human remains) are excavated from an archaeological site, it is not always clear to whom these items belong, especially since the original owners are long dead. This chapter addresses how ownership of artefacts has been decided in various countries and at various times throughout the history of archaeology in the Levant.

Chapter Contributors

  • Leann Pace ( - lpace) 'Wake Forest University'