Iraq, stewardship and ‘the record’: An ethical crisis for archaeology

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Article Title

Iraq, stewardship and ‘the record’: An ethical crisis for archaeology

Journal Title

Public Archaeology

Author(s)

Hamilakis, Yannis

Year of Publication

2003

Volume Number

3

Issue Number

2

Article Pages

104-111

Web Address (URL)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/pua.2003.3.2.104

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Taylor & Francis Online

Language

English

Notes

This article offers a critique of current ethical approaches in archaeology as "devoid of context-specific power relationships, class and other social inequalities and asymmetries" (104). The author uses the war in Iraq as a case study, arguing that the notion of stewardship as an archaeologist's main responsibility is both problematic and self-serving.

Additional tags: power relationships; social inequality; professional responsibility; Iraq war; ethical codes

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