The Value of Trash

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Shell middens dot coastal landscapes all around the world, evidence of inhabitants and communities that are now long gone. These refuse heaps are mostly composed of shells from the locally eaten shellfish, but also often contain rare artifacts. The alkaline conditions in the mounds preserve objects well and this can provide invaluable information to archaeologists, researchers, and descendants about life in … Read More

Will we achieve global recognition in the cultural heritage debate?

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As we absorb the news of Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize, let’s take a moment to recognize a simple fact. For years, Mr. Gore, his colleagues and predecessors have been battling powerful commercial interests and no small amount of misinformation in the ongoing climate debate. Yet against those odds, the truth has prevailed. Global recognition is now beyond … Read More