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Heritage Values and Violent Pasts: A case study to evaluate resources to promote ethical treatment of the dead

Author(s): Heidi Bauer-Clapp

Year: 2016

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Increasing interest in a heritage of violence and dark tourism raises new questions about social, political, ethical, or economic dimensions of heritage values. In this poster I present a case study of St. Helena to examine diverse interests in violent heritage, in this case the island’s little-known use as a refuge for captive Africans liberated from illegal slave vessels. I evaluate the efficacy of existing resources such as codes of ethics and heritage policies in balancing potentially competing interests, with particular attention to complex agendas and consequences that arise when human remains become the object of heritage projects.


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Heritage Values and Violent Pasts: A case study to evaluate resources to promote ethical treatment of the dead. Heidi Bauer-Clapp. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404353)


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Ethics heritage Violence


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America