Ownership of the Past
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In this article, the writer looks at modern controversy concerning mummified Incan children. The writer argues, through an exploration of different viewpoints on the excavation and display of the mummies, this is an intensely political debate as it touches upon the representation of aspects of ancient indigenous cultures in a modern context that risks fostering negative attitudes in the contemporary context that is anachronistic from a scientific and anthropological perspective.
From the Paper:"The controversy surrounding the discovery and display of mummified Incan children - as represented in two newspaper articles and the transcript of the PBS television show NOVA - is illustrative of the contemporary debate over the ownership of the past. As this essay will argue, through an ..."
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