Bones of the Ancestors: The Ambum Stone pdf epub fb2

Bones of the Ancestors: The Ambum Stone by Brian Egloff pdf epub fb2

Bones of the Ancestors: The Ambum Stone Author: Brian Egloff
Title: Bones of the Ancestors: The Ambum Stone
ISBN: 0759111596
ISBN13: 978-0759111592
Other Formats: docx lit lrf txt
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: AltaMira Press (April 7, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1256 kb
Size EPUB version: 1900 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




The 3,000-year-old Ambum Stone, from Papua New Guinea, is the focus of several archaeological stories. The stone itself is an interesting artifact, an important piece of art history that tells us something about the ancient Papuans. The stone is also at the center of controversies over the provenance and ownership of ancient artifacts, as it was excavated on the island of New Guinea, transferred out of the country, and sold on the antiquities market. In telling the story of the Ambum Stone, Brian Egloff raises questions about what can be learned from ancient works of art, about cultural property and the ownership of the past, about the complex and at times shadowy world of art dealers and collectors, and about the role ancient artifacts can play in forming the identities of modern peoples.