Ethics and Contract Archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Article Title

Ethics and Contract Archaeology

Journal Title

Practicing Anthropology

Author(s)

Garrow, Patrick H.

Year of Publication

1993

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

3

Article Pages

10-13

Web Address (URL)

https://doi.org/10.17730/praa.15.3.a311641617158024

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SfAA Journals, JSTOR

Language

English

Notes

Abstract: Contract archaeology as practiced today is a product of the environmental movement that began in the 1960s. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 required that a number of environmental factors, including archaeology, be taken into account prior to initiation of federal projects or actions. Additional legislation since 1969 has further strengthened requirements, and federal undertakings have been broadly defined to include not only federally funded projects, but also all projects that require federal permitting. The current application of cultural resources laws and regulations means that thousands of archaeological projects are conducted each year in this country. This translates into hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually on compliance-based archaeological research in the United States.

Additional tags: contract archaeology; CRM; NEPA

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