Advocacy News

August 14, 2007

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

by Jerome Lynne Hall

Countering Deceptions of Treasure Hunters

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.”

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