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Department
Archaeology
Course
ARH309H1
Professor
Justin Jennings
Semester
Winter

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Monday January 3012Ethics Archaeology and the PublicJJenningsSpeaker SellenCollectingChichen Its on the YucatanVery important heritage siteOne of the new wonders of the worldWas until recently on privately held landKey to developing tourism was to sever ties of private landIn 2004 tried to expropriate land failed then tried to buy it failedMarch 29 2010 the state of Yucatan bought it for 220 mil pesosThey just own land monuments belong to nation 83ha of land 45 of which corresponds to the monumental ruinsGovernment wants to create a park on the landGoing to sell pieces of land to developersConcerts to be held on landroughly 100 a ticket which is about a months wage for the average mexicanMoney supposed to be used to help site but this is not happeningWhole experience is ruined by vendors blocking the siteCenoteA sort of pool or well covered with algae which turns red twice a yearConnected to the central castle by causewayMayans through sacrificial victims into itWhole myth of throwing virgins where in fact most are chil
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