Archaeologists and museum directors once feared that the rise of eBay and other online marketplaces would trigger an explosion of illegal trading in ancient antiquities. But some say the Internet is actually stimulating a different illicit industry: forgery. We examine the high-tech arms race over old artifacts.


  • Charles Stanish Professor of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles; Director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
  • Roger Atwood Contributing Editor, Archaeology magazine; and author of "Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers and the Looting of the Ancient World" (St. Martin's)
  • Jane Walsh Anthropologist, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

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