What Are Archaeological Ethics? [Commentary]

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Article Title

What Are Archaeological Ethics? [Commentary]

Journal Title

Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa

Author(s)

McGhee, Robert

Year of Publication

2014

Volume Number

49

Issue Number

2

Article Pages

251-254

Web Address (URL)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0067270X.2014.918765

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Routledge

Language

English

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Abstract/Resumé

The problems and goals noted in the papers comprising this volume are compared with those of North American archaeology. A more restricted framing of the concept of ‘archaeological ethics’ is suggested, together with a more mindful consideration of the social, economic and political implications of archaeological work and interpretation.

Les problèmes et les objectifs soulevés dans les articles constituant ce volume sont comparés avec ceux que l’on rencontre dans l’archéologie nord-américaine. Nous proposons un cadrage plus restreint du concept de l’ ‘éthique archéKeywords: ethics; North American archaeology; politics; social goalsologique’, ainsi qu’une considération plus poussée des implications sociales, économiques et politiques du travail et de l’interprétation archéologiques.

Keywords: ethics; North American archaeology; politics; social goals

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