The Fig and The Spade: Countering the Deceptions of Treasure Hunters
August 14, 2007 | by Jerome Lynne Hall
For-profit salvage groups and underwater treasure hunting corporations, says Jerome Lynne Hall, have succeeded in manipulating public opinion with several clever and closely woven deceptions regarding underwater cultural heritage. Hall, a professor of anthropology at the University of San Diego and a past president of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University, says it its time to call a spade a spade. Click here to read his article, "The Fig and The Spade: Countering the deceptions of treasure hunters."
DNA research from the AIA-supported site of Hoyo Negro makes important connections between the earliest settlers of the Americas and modern Native Americans.
Download the Program's 2014 Annual Report to learn about its many accomplishments and initiatives this past year.
The most recent Site Preservation Grant was awarded to a preservation and outreach project at Narce, Italy.