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The Fig and the Spade: Countering the Deceptions of Treasure Hunters

Certain salvage groups and treasure hunting corporations have presented themselves with a certain veneer of heroism and righteousness that seems a bit unseemly and at times duplicitous to certain persons. This is the subject of the very well written piece offered by Professor Jerome Lynn Hall, who teaches anthropology at the University of San Diego and was a past president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University. The piece first appeared in the AIA Archaeology Watch from August 15, 2007, and it takes on the eight deceptions that are often skillfully deployed by those private individuals who have designs on various underwater archaeological sites. Professor Hall closes the piece with a section titled "What May Be Done?" which offers a few policy prescriptions, including the suggestion that is important to "redress the deceptive prattle of treasure hunters within the popular media."
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August 15th, 2007
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August 31st, 2007
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August 31st, 2007 at 9:32am
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September 4th, 2007 at 11:12am
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