Online Supplement to Museum Anthropology, the Journal of the Council for Museum Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Repatriating Rock Art?
A short little blog entry asking a big question: Heather Pringle talks about the need to preserve rock art, but also how rock art is fundamentally about place. You cannot understand rock art without understanding its location in the specific geographic it originates. Do, then, Pringle asks, museums have an obligation to return fragments of rock art to their original spots on the land?