Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Archaeologists investigate nighthawking
A team from Oxford Archaeology has announced plans to examine the practice of 'nighthawking', or the removal of antiquities from archaeological sites illegally.

More and more illicit archaeological treasures and antiquities are being traded on websites such as online auction house eBay, causing concern among experts.

The archaeologists claim that the current monitoring of and law enforcement activity against nighthawkers is piecemeal and more resources are needed to combat the problem.

DO they really call it 'nighthawking' over there?