Cultural heritage offences in Latin America: textile traffickers, mummy mailers, silver smugglers, and virgin vandals

Yates, D. (2019) Cultural heritage offences in Latin America: textile traffickers, mummy mailers, silver smugglers, and virgin vandals. In: Hufnagel, S. and Chappell, D. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 483-501. ISBN 9781137544056 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-54405-6_23)

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Abstract

This chapter explores crimes related to the looting, trafficking, and illicit sale of cultural objects from Latin America. After a brief summary of the market for Latin American antiquities, the nature of crimes against those antiquities, and the policy that is meant to regulate the situation, four contemporary case cultural heritage crime case studies from the Andes are discussed: trafficking of ancient textiles, the trade in mummified human remains, the theft of colonial silver, and sacred art theft. The chapter concludes with a call for market reduction and context-specific, targeted responses to threats to Latin American cultural heritage.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Print ISBN: 9781137544049.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yates, Dr Donna
Authors: Yates, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9781137544056
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