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?

1 comment:

Talking Earth said...

The problems with doing this, among others, are often time the sites them selves have been destroyed by water behind dams or the construction of roadways. The other is that often times the original site is so fragile that that is why they were moved to begin with. Also many museums etc. do not know exactly from where the art came.
Russel Micnhimer