Looting Americas Past- Collectors Hate Ric Savage as Much as Archaeologists

Posted on February 27, 2012

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In case you missed it, the archaeology world has exploded over the weekend about a new TV show on “relic hunting” for profit. Sexy Archaeology can fill you in on the details. Apparently archaeologists are not the only ones outraged by this, collectors are too.

http://www.theellisoncollection.com/news_details.php?id=104

http://forums.delphiforums.com/Zeke1/messages?msg=688.1

Some of the attacks are a bit personal but it appears the Mr. Savage has been selling fake artifacts. This probably means that the TV show will “find” lots of interesting stuff but will it be historical and authentic?

Collectors and archaeologists have always had a rough relationship but this looks like one thing that almost everyone can get behind in hating.

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