Significant amount of illegal excavations and information regarding Internet trade of protected artefacts, the number of criminal cases and other violations strongly implies that Latvian archaeological heritage is endangered. The detailed situation unfortunately is not precisely known since correspondent statistical data are not being processed and analysed on regular basis. The Article reveals practical solutions to the problem, as well as describes the analysis of national situation regarding protection of archaeological artefacts*

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Please read the full article by, LL.B Andris Kairišs here: kairisa-awareness-raising-and-protection-of-archaeological-heritage.pdf

The Article by, LL.B Andris Kairišs, Latvian Academy of Culture, Latvia, is republished from the journal Cultural Crossroads,, due to its critical importance in the awareness raising work regarding illegal excavations and trade of protected artifacts.

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