Looting and the Law: Preventing, Detecting, and Investigating Archaeological Resource Crime
2:00 p.m., Center for English as a Second Language 103, FREE
Treasure hunting, tomb raiding, forgeries, and museum heists are the stuff of action movies. In real life, these type of crimes make up the world’s third most lucrative trafficking industry behind drugs and weapons. The U.S. Southwest, with its abundant, well-preserved archaeological sites, is a huge draw for criminals who are either working for themselves or for black-market syndicates. The good news is, there are those who work every day to prevent, detect, and investigate crimes against archaeology. Meet John Fryar and Garry Cantley (pictured)--two feds who have been on the front lines for decades--and hear their stories.
This is a presentation of the Arnold and Doris Roland Distinguished Speaker Series, made possible by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Roland. The Center for English as a Second Language is one building to the east of ASM north at 1100 E. James E. Rogers Way.