Return of Incan Artifacts

TitleReturn of Incan Artifacts
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDodds, R, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, Dillard, B, Jones, J, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Potthast, A, Russell, T
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractAlejandro Toledo, President of Peru, has launched a campaign demanding that Yale University return to Peru Incan artifacts excavated at Machu Picchu in 1912. Though Bingham had signed agreements with the Peruvian government agreeing to return objects after the research was completed for excavations done in 1912 and 1916, Yale states that they have complied with these agreements. However, the number and kind of artifacts taken to Yale from Machu Picchu is still in dispute. Yale has agreed to return some pieces to Peru, if Peru allows it to keep others in the Peabody Museum of Natural History, where Machu Picchu is the prize exhibit.
NotesCase from 2006 Regional Ethics Bowls, 2006. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2006