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(Cornell University)   Modern digital technology has made it possible to keep studying historical artifacts, while returning the originals to the peoples they were stolen from   (news.cornell.edu) divider line
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2020-09-25 4:36:02 PM  
You mean, back to the government in power which lords over the peoples...
 
2020-09-25 6:49:14 PM  
I am so happy to see this solution!
Ancestral items, and stuff NOT so old, are being held in museums. Why can't living breathing Native Americans have their own stuff back? It's theirs. They are still alive. It's not like they went extinct or died out.

/Yay!
 
2020-09-25 6:59:46 PM  

puffy999: You mean, back to the government in power which lords over the peoples...


Good point. The elitist "archeologists" and "anthropologists" are hoarding everything for their personal gain and pleasure.

We should close the Smithsonian and hand out the collections to Real Americans to preserve and display as they see fit. How can we expect some faceless bureaucrat to care for a priceless object better than Billy Bob Shiatkicker and Aunt Bea.
 
2020-09-25 7:00:26 PM  

SalmonberryPie: I am so happy to see this solution!
Ancestral items, and stuff NOT so old, are being held in museums. Why can't living breathing Native Americans have their own stuff back? It's theirs. They are still alive. It's not like they went extinct or died out.

/Yay!


I would love to be in the pitch meeting where they try to convince England to do the same.
 
2020-09-25 7:05:07 PM  

jaytkay: puffy999: You mean, back to the government in power which lords over the peoples...

Good point. The elitist "archeologists" and "anthropologists" are hoarding everything for their personal gain and pleasure.

We should close the Smithsonian and hand out the collections to Real Americans to preserve and display as they see fit. How can we expect some faceless bureaucrat to care for a priceless object better than Billy Bob Shiatkicker and Aunt Bea.


I was thinking more along the lines of "everyone gets their stuff back. Not so fast, Native Americans"
 
2020-09-25 7:13:56 PM  

puffy999: I was thinking more along the lines of "everyone gets their stuff back. Not so fast, Native Americans"


" The project will also physically reunite descendant communities with their heritage objects when the original physical artifacts are transferred from Cornell's Department of Anthropology to the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, New York. "
 
2020-09-25 11:46:43 PM  
"We took out the specialist archaeological language, which could be alienating," said Bridges. "So instead of using 'structure' we used 'house.' We used 'town' instead of 'site.'"

Stupid. You're specifying something when you don't have the knowledge to designate it as such. If humanity is still around in a few hundred years I hope they can repair this stupidity.
 
2020-09-26 6:26:14 AM  
I wonder how long someone has to be dead before digging up their stuff turns from grave robbing to archeology...
 
2020-09-26 6:59:20 AM  

way south: I wonder how long someone has to be dead before digging up their stuff turns from grave robbing to archeology...


At least 3500 years.

Looking at you, Griffin Warrior Tomb.
Carved on 1.4 inches of agate.
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