Principle 1: Adherence to ethical and responsible behaviour in archaeological affairs (641)
The member shall adhere to high standards of ethical and responsible behaviour in the conduct of archaeological affairs.

Principle 2: Responsibility for the conservation of the historic environment (321)
The member has a responsibility for the conservation of the historic environment.

Principle 3: Responsibility for acquiring and recording reliable information of the past in archaeological research (389)
The member shall conduct his/her work in such a way that reliable information about the past may be acquired, and shall ensure that the results be properly recorded.

Principle 4: Responsibility for the availability of archaeological results within reasonable dispatch (364)
The member has responsibility for making available the results of archaeological work with reasonable dispatch.

Principle 5: Recognition of aspirations of employees, colleagues and helpers in all matters of employment (243)
The member shall recognise the aspirations of employees, colleagues and helpers with regard to all matters relating to employment, including career development, health and safety, terms and conditions of employment and equality of opportunity.