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Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession
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Reader's Choice July-Oct 2011

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I found Childs' writing style very nice. It felt like he was engaging in a conversation. It was quite approachable and he was able to portray the issues in a clear light.

I don't agree with all of Childs' view points, however. While he talks about laws that protect cultural resources, he doesn't full grasp the reasoning behind it, especially when taking into account what an archaeologist does. We do not just go, dig in a site, and collect items for museums or repositories. We also search to under
Sep 18, 2011 Kendell rated it really liked it
"Beyond what most people think about archaeology--with its cleanly numbered dates, and discoveries--lies a vibrant and controversial realm of scientists, thieves, and contested land claims.Childs explores the field's transgressions against the cultures it tries to preserve andpauses to ask: To whom does the past belong?"
This jacket review covers it. Craig Childs explores the world of our excitement in finding things and why we keep them. This goes way beyond Indiana Jones and his statement of "T
Karyn Gustafson
Jul 18, 2011 Karyn Gustafson rated it it was amazing
I love books that leave me a little in love and my world view altered. This is that kind of book. The author's bio describes him in part as an adventurer-isn't that awesome? I want to be an adventurer! After reading this I want to pack a water bottle, some protein bars, and a backpack and head to the Four Corners area and do some exploring of my own.
Aug 31, 2010 Art marked it as to-read
recommended by NY Times through Marsha
I liked parts of this book, but overall, he rambled on and on and on. That and I just don't believe the things he mentioned about the BLM/FBI antiquities raid in Blanding.
Jun 09, 2011 Jennifer marked it as to-read
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Jul 23, 2011 Staci rated it it was ok
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Dec 09, 2010 Carole marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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