The Challenge of Protecting Archaeological Heritage in Argentina

María Luz Endere

in Cultural Heritage Management

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034607
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039510 | DOI:
The Challenge of Protecting Archaeological Heritage in Argentina

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This chapter presents a brief review of the extant legislation applied to archaeological cultural heritage and to indigenous communities regarding heritage issues in Argentina. Problems and contested situations generated by the application of these laws in everyday life are also discussed. Concluding comments address the next steps that Argentina should take in order to put into practice its constitutional obligations, as well as those deriving from the international conventions ratified by the country. The chapter also talks about different federal laws being formed in Argentina concerning the cultural heritage rights of indigenous people residing in the county. The role of archaeologists concerning heritage issues in Argentina and their relationship with indigenous people also gets attention in the chapter.

Keywords: legislation; archaeological cultural heritage; Argentina; constitutional laws; national cultural heritage; archaeologists; indigenous people

Chapter.  5225 words. 

Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

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