Project Contexts

“Unexpected” Man Found Amid Ancient Priestesses’ Tombs. By John Roach for National Geographic News | September 18, 2009

‘Dozens of Girls Found Sacrificed at Chotuna Huaca’, National Geographic News, July 14, 2009 | July 14, 2009

‘Ancient Tomb Built to Flood at ceremonial complex of Chotuna-Chornancap’. By Victoria Markovitz for National Geographic News, September 6, 2012

UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

Destruction and Damage to Archaeological Sites

Can a $50 Solution Save Archaeological Sites? Full panel discussion. | April 7, 2010

eBay Has Unexpected Effects on Looting of Antiquities, Archaeologist Finds. By Meg Sullivan. | May 4, 2009

Combating Poverty and Promoting Economic Development

Milken Institute Recommends SPI Paradigm to Preserve Israel’s Cultural Heritage | February 2, 2011 video on Sustainable Preservation and Managing Risk And Reward | June 9, 2011

From Ancient Ruins to Modern Profits: Cultural Heritage as an Asset Class. Milken Institute Global Conference 2010: Shaping the Future. | April 27, 2010

Can a $50 Solution Save Archaeological Sites? Executive Director, Larry Coben remarks during panel discussion: Who Protects Antiquity? Great Issues Forum, Public Programs for the Public Mind. The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. | April 7, 2010

The Role of Communities in Sustainable Heritage Preservation. By Peter G. Gould. | December 15, 2009

What, Who and How? Enhancing Economic Benefits of Archaeological World Heritage Sites. Presentation by Brent Lane, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. | September 28, 2009

Preserving the Past to Build the Future: Antiquities as an Economic Development Resource for Emerging Nations. Milken Institute Global Conference 2009. | April 27, 2009

Milken Institute Panel: Rainforests and Ruins: Utilizing Local Assets to Generate Growth | May 11, 2011

AIRC “United Conference” video of Larry Coben discussing the application of economic thinking to archaeological site preservation | September, 2011

SPI in the Media

Larry Coben at the Huffington Post


Mightier than the Sword: Arts and Culture in the U.S. – Muslim World Relationship. By Cynthia P. Schneider and Kristina Nelson. | June 1, 2008