Register of Professional Archaeologists – Codes and Standards

Bibliographic Information

Title

Codes and Standards

Organization

Register of Professional Archaeologists

Web Address (URL)

http://rpanet.org/?page=CodesandStandards

Additional Information

Format

Web page

Scope

National

Region

US

Language

English

Notes

The RPA provides a Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance for research archaeologists. The Code of Conduct is organized into three sections: The Archaeologists Responsibility to the Public; the Archaeologists Responsibility to Colleagues, Employees, and Students; and the Archaeologist's Responsibility to Employers and Clients. The Standards of Research Performance are organized into the following seven sections: 1) Adequate Preparation for Research Projects; 2) Integrity of Research Methodology; 3) Procedures for Field Survey or Excavation; 4) Maintaining Continuity of Records; 5) Specimen and Research Record Storage; and 6) Appropriate Dissemination of Research. Many state and national societies adhere to the RPA Codes and Standards (see website for list).

Taxonomies

RPA Codes & Standards

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