Roger Bland: A License to Loot or Archaeological Rescue?

The British Museum’s Roger Bland discusses the Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme, laws devised to protect the U.K.’s archaeological treasures from looting while compensating the individuals who discover them.
Monday, April 16, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The British Museum’s Roger Bland looks at the successes of the U.K.’s Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme, legislation aimed at curbing the looting of historic sites while guaranteeing that those who find treasure are compensated.

Bland is head of the Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasures of the United Kingdom and is the American Institute of Archaeology’s Metcalf Lecturer for 2011-2012.

Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri – Kansas City Classical and Ancient Studies Program and the Archaeological Institute of America.