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Heritage 2019, 2(1), 135-148; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2010010

Archaeologists, Treasure Hunters and Collectors: Heritage in the Spotlight

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CONICET, Instituto de Arqueología, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 25 de Mayo 221 3° piso, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1002ABE, Argentina
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CONICET Área Arqueología y Antropología, Área de Museos, Municipalidad de Necochea, Av. 10 y calle 93, Necochea, Buenos Aires 7630, Argentina
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Instituto de Arqueología, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 25 de Mayo 221 3° piso Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1002ABE, Argentina
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CONICET, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. 3 de Febrero 1378, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1426BJN, Argentina
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 6 November 2018 / Revised: 28 December 2018 / Accepted: 3 January 2019 / Published: 9 January 2019
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Abstract

This paper inquiries into different aspects involved in gathering archaeological materials practices in the contemporary world. Archaeological objects comprise an intricate network of interests such as social, academic, scientific, touristic, historical, territorial, and economic, among others. It is based on those interests that the objects are appropriated and re-signified depending on specific contexts. We introduce two Argentinean cases in order to look into the relations between people and collected objects, and how those relations intertwine with social and political issues. Founded on these cases, we assess the need to create a broad-encompassing framework to study the collecting practices and the great diversity of actors involved. View Full-Text
Keywords: appropriation; archaeological heritage; temporality; cultural studies appropriation; archaeological heritage; temporality; cultural studies
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Salerno, V.M.; Mazzia, N.; González, M.I.; Pérez de Micou, C. Archaeologists, Treasure Hunters and Collectors: Heritage in the Spotlight. Heritage 2019, 2, 135-148.

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