An Archaeology Blog YOU Should Read- Things You Can’t Take Back

Posted on January 17, 2012

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This is the first post of what will be a series of posts sharing great archaeology blogs I follow and that in my opinion you should follow too.  I have been thinking about doing this for awhile but it wasn’t till I saw a shout out by Things You Can’t Take Back for another blog Looting Matters that I decided that this was a great idea.

So who better to start this serious with then Thinks You Can’t Take Back- http://www.thingsyoucanttakeback.com/

It is run bya student at Bennington College concentrating in anthropology, art history, and kale chips.

“Things You Can’t Take Back is a blog and resource for all the young angry people who love all the world’s old things and past peoples, who value what we learn about our selves and humankind through artifacts and bones, and who are dedicated to saving the culture and bodies of the past from the selfish, destructive hands of a market that values only the aesthetic worth of artifacts. My goal is to inform students, particularly undergraduate college students, on cultural heritage issues (particularly the illicit antiquities trade) and give them the tools they need to do something about it themselves. Even if that tool is simply having the right book for their research. This blog seeks to fill the huge gap in the existing blogosphere and informational sources in order to enable college students to find the information they need to help prevent making our history and archaeology degrees totally irrelevant. ”

The goal of this blog is great and I hope more people follow her work.