To whom does the past belong? You might be surprised to discover that when it comes to the world of ancient artifacts and antiquities the most ethical answer may not be the best solution to this very poignant question. In Finders Keepers author and eco-adventurer Craig Childs explores a multitude of grey areas concerning this very question. He takes the reader on a fascinating journey through time to introduce us to our ancestors as well the present day players in what has grown to become a multi-million dollar industry. Along the way we meet archaeologists, museum curators, illegal pot hunters, and high-end collectors but being able to discern the heroes from the villains may not be as easy as you might think. A captivating book from a highly gifted writer that is lyrical, investigative, unbiased and thought-provoking.
-Tricia is a Library Assistant and the Publicity Coordinator for the Oliver Wolcott Library.