TITLE

Worldwide bid to save underwater heritage from treasure hunters

AUTHOR(S)
Geddes, Linda
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
New Scientist;7/19/2008, Vol. 199 Issue 2665, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on initiatives by UNESCO to ban underwater treasure hunting and preserve underwater heritage. Many archaeologists say that treasure hunters have little interest in keeping collections from historical wrecks together and they may damage other underwater heritage as they hunt for treasures. Laws and policies governing underwater hunting and conservation are cited.
ACCESSION #
33312546

 

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