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Chapter: 31. Is It Ethical to Excavate in Contested Areas?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45034


Unless militarily necessary, the damage of cultural heritage is prohibited by international conventions. In the West Bank and in other contested areas, archaeology is a tool settlers use to control the political landscape, while locals view archaeology as part of the occupier’s system.

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