My new blog posts will be more current and hopefully more entertaining.
The topic that interests me right now is artifact collecting and the idea that physical ownership of the past through collecting relics. This behavior is considered by some to be making worthwhile investment choices, yet for others is a terribly destructive criminal activity. All the while, archaeologists are trying to collect physical specimens and data in an attempt to educate others about and to learn from distant and ancient cultures.
The subject of global laws enacted to require repatriation of ancient artifacts to the people who now live in the country where those artifacts came from, and the issue that there has emerged recently a burgeoning international market in artifacts that authorities would like to see stopped is just one topic in this field. The fact is that the time may be coming when the archaeological record will end a long fruitful era as a source of being a treasure trove of artifacts and information and will become a place where nothing major is being found to be contributed to ancient archaeology, due simply to a lack of resources - but who can tell for sure?
What this mean is that I have lots to keep me busy for the next year or so, as I write my thoughts, report scientific findings, and news about the legal problems with archaeology and artifact collecting. This is the dawning of a new era for me anyway and I hope that I can find some answers to the problems that surround collecting and dealing in artifacts in the modern era while at the same time learn to write more proficiently.
Thanks for the idea Cuz!