Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a final rule extending restrictions on imports of certain archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia through Dec. 4, 2021. The covered archaeological materials range in date from approximately 10,000 B.C. to 1532 A.D. and include objects of ceramic, textile, featherwork, metals, stone, shell, bone, wood, and basketry, as well as human remains. The ethnological materials range in date from 1533 A.D. to 1900 A.D. and include objects of indigenous manufacture and ritual use related to the pre-Columbian past, such as masks, musical instruments, textiles (including textiles similar to those from Coroma), featherwork, and ceramics, as well as objects used for rituals and religious ceremonies, including Colonial religious art such as paintings and sculpture, reliquaries, altars, altar objects, and liturgical vestments. The full list of covered materials is available here.

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