The passage of the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) in 1979 was a watershed moment in the movement to protect cultural objects against looting. This brief volume provides practical help to those who wish to use the provisions of ARPA-archaeologists, government land managers, preservation groups, and attorneys-to maximize its protective net. The distinguished group of authors, all veterans of ARPA enforcement efforts, first provide a comprehensive history of passage of the law and highlight some key cases that shaped its impact. Other chapters offer concrete instructions on establishing archaeological valuation and assessing damage to cultural sites. A final section provides a menu of legal strategies now available for use to strengthen and extend the provisions of the law. For cultural resource professionals working under ARPA's provisions, this book will be an invaluable, guide for daily practice.
The origins of ARPA: crafting the archaeological resources Protection Act of 1979 / Don Fowler and Barbara Malinky -- Operation Indian Rocks : interagency ARPA investigations in the deserts of Nevada and California / Tim Canaday and Todd Swain -- ARPA in an international context : protecting the articles of faith / J. Michael Marous and Sarah Marous -- ARPA on private lands : the GE Mound Case / Larry A. Mackey -- Banking on a public trust : an unusual ARPA case at Ocmulgee National Monument / George S. Smith, [et. al.] -- The Society for American Archaeology Professional Standards for the Determination of Archaeological Value : solving the archaeological value determination problem in ARPA cases / Martin E. McAllister -- The archaeological damage assessment report / Guy Prentice -- External value : addressing additional implications of an ARPA offense / Cheryl Huckerby -- Appraisal evidence as proof of commercial value / Gwen Yeaman -- Model jury instructions in ARPA prosecutions : removing the "lynch-pins" / Marion P. Forsyth and David Tarler -- The acceptance of archaeological value as evidence in court / Sherry Hutt -- The civil side of archaeological resource protection / Robert I. Lester -- Using the forfeiture laws to protect archaeological resources / Stefan Cassella -- Legal approaches to international trafficking in stolen and looted cultural heritage / Jane A. Levine -- Recent international cases and prognosis for the future / Patty Gerstenblith.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th September 2013
Publisher: University Press of America
Edition Number: 1