Archaeology, Relics And the Law (Carolina Academic Press Law Casebook)
Designer: Brand: Carolina Academic Press
The law of sunken shipsâÂas governed by rules of sovereignty and admiraltyâprovides the context to explore whether an original owner'Âs claim of title can be lost with the passage of time. When an owner'Âs claim no longer exists, complex rules of finder'Âs law determine whether finders, landowners, or governments may assert ownership over artifacts and relics. Different issues arise when artifacts are located on federal lands, or subject to federal regulatory control; the book sets out the history and modern operation of both the Antiquities Act and the ARPA, using statutory material, recent cases, and commentary to highlight major issues. Looting, and the interstate and international commerce in looted artifacts, is examined with materials involving ARPA, and both bilateral agreements undertaken under UNESCO and unilateral use of the National Stolen Property Act. Protection of archaeological resources that are located on private land is examined in the context of salvage archaeology, undertaken either voluntarily or under state and federal mandates, particularly various environmental review processes. The law of human remains receives detailed exposure, including the common law and statutory rules that governed treatment of bodies, manner of burial, the creation and protection of graves and cemeteries, and the emerging law of disinterment and repatriation. Those materials provide the context for examination of recent developments under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
The revised second edition includes noteworthy state and federal caselaw, expanded materials on illicit international transfers, and ''final'' resolution of the Kennewick Man litigation.