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Like many archaeologists, I’ve been horrified and outraged by the events in Syria over the past month. [...] My greatest concern throughout the continuous outpouring of outrage and horror regarding the destruction of archaeological sites is that there has been so little effort by archaeologists to see their discipline as a way to understand more fully the human cost of the destabilized Syria.I am not entirely sure I agree with his postulates, I consider presenting ISIL as relying on archaeological "disciplinary recognition of artifacts and monuments (through museums, archaeological parks, etc.) to direct their attacks on civilization" is misrepresenting what they are all about. Now Dr Caraher, tell us what antiquity collectors can do to use what they do "as a way to understand more fully the human cost of the destabilized Syria".