The contemporary plundering of Africa’s past

  title={The contemporary plundering of Africa’s past},
  author={Thurstan Shaw},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • T. Shaw
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • Sociology
  • African Archaeological Review
ConclusionThe plundering of Africa goes on unabated, robbing Africans and humanity of a cultural heritage that has not yet been fully explored. The loss is enormous, and as collectors vie for the possession of the so-called “tribal art” in an ever-inflating market (Barker and Stewart, 1996), the loss is becoming disastrous. I have outlined above some of the means by which we can halt or slow down the ruthless plundering of Africa’s past, and hope that we may begin to see Africa’s great heritage… 
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