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Bones of the Ancestors: The Ambum Stone

Bones of the Ancestors: The Ambum Stone (Paperback)

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The 3,000-year-old Ambum Stone, from Papua New Guinea, is the focus of several archaeological stories. The stone itself is an interesting artifact, an important piece of art history that tells us something about the ancient Papuans. The stone is also at the center of controversies over the provenance and ownership of ancient artifacts, as it was excavated on the island of New Guinea, transferred out of the country, and sold on the antiquities market. In telling the story of the Ambum Stone, Brian Egloff raises questions about what can be learned from ancient works of art, about cultural property and the ownership of the past, about the complex and at times shadowy world of art dealers and collectors, and about the role ancient artifacts can play in forming the identities of modern peoples.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: pre-historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAustralasian & Pacific history Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S. Publication Date: 20/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9780759111608  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Brian Egloff is adjunct associate professor of cultural heritage studies at the University of Canberra, in Australia.

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