What is the Difference Between Archaeology and Grave Robbing?
A lesson in reforming outdated disciplines for the modern day
When does it become okay to dig up a human grave? Once it reaches a certain age? Once there’s no descendants left to claim it as a heritage site? If there’s reason to believe the cultural knowledge gained from the excavation will outweigh the cultural damage done by its being destroyed?
The truth is actually a lot more straightforward; it’s always okay, because archaeologists want to dig, and…