Ethical Principles and Archaeological Practice: Development of an Ethics Policy

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Article Title

Ethical Principles and Archaeological Practice: Development of an Ethics Policy

Journal Title

American Antiquity

Author(s)

Lynott, Mark J.

Month of Publication

October

Year of Publication

1997

Volume Number

62

Issue Number

1

Article Pages

589-599

Web Address (URL)

https://doi.org/10.2307/281879

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CambridgeCore, JSTOR

Language

English

Notes

Abstract: Unsettling conditions surrounding the contemporary practice of archaeology have generated an urgent need for clear ethical guidelines. The Principles of Archaeological Ethics were developed to help meet this need and provided in draft form to the Society for American Archaeology membership for review as part of a Special Report (Lynott and Wylie 1995b). Since that initial publication, two additional principles have been developed, and the original six principles have been revised and published in this journal (61:451-452). The changes were made in response to comments provided by the membership and the Executive Board. The principles are intended to serve as ethical ideals rather than a code of professional conduct.

Additional tags: archaeological practice; archaeological societies; ethical codes; ethical principles; Society for American Archaeology

Abstract also available in Spanish.

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