World Archaeological Congress – Code of Ethics

Bibliographic Information

Title

Code of Ethics

Organization

World Archaeological Congress

Full Date(s) of Adoption and/or Amendment

Adopted 1990

Web Address (URL)

http://worldarch.org/code-of-ethics/

Additional Information

Format

Web page

Scope

International

Region

International

Language

English

Notes

The WAC has adopted several codes of ethics, which are listed here. The Dead Sea Accord, adopted in 2014, discusses ethical considerations of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflict. The Vermilliam Accord on Human Remains, adopted in 1989, addresses ethical responsibilities concerning human remains. The Tamaki Makau-rau Accord on the Display of Human Remains and Sacred Objects, adopted in 2006, recognizes that the display of sacred objects and human remains demands ethical consideration from archaeologists. The Code of Ethics for the Amazon Forest Peoples, adopted in 1994, addresses the vulnerabilities of peoples of the Amazon forest regions that demand additional ethical consideration. The First Code of Ethics, adopted in 1990, lists the ethical responsibilites and principles that members must abide by in their work with indigenous peoples.

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RPA Codes & Standards

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