Sam Hardy is an archaeologist and cultural heritage worker, specialising in the illicit trade in antiquities, the destruction of cultural heritage, and the politics an ethics of archaeological work in conflict zones and divided societies. He is experienced in archaeological, ethnographic and historical research in challenging environments.
- The trade in illicit antiquities (conflict antiquities)
- The destruction of cultural and community property, particularly in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey
- The politics and ethics of archaeological work in conflict zones and divided societies
- Precarious labour in the cultural heritage industry (unfree archaeology)