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The second edition of Archaeological Ethics is an invitation to an ongoing and lively discussion on ethics. In addition to topics such as looting, reburial and repatriation, relations with native peoples, and professional conduct, Vitelli and Colwell-Chanthaphonh have responded to current events and news stories. Twenty-one new articles expand this ongoing discussion into the realm of intellectual property, public outreach, archaeotourism, academic freedom, archaeological concerns in times of war, and conflicting values. These compelling articles, from Archaeology Magazine, American Archaeology, and Expedition are written for a general audience and provide a fascinating introduction to the issues faced every day in archaeological practice. The article summaries, discussion and research questions, and suggestions for further reading—particularly helpful given the vast increase in related literature over the last decade—serve as excellent teaching aids and make this volume ideal for classroom use.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Who Owns the Past? Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Archaeology and the Ethics of Collecting Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Trafficking in Treasures Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Guardians of the Dead Chapter 6 Chapter 4: The World Wide Web of Antiquities Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Faking Biblical History Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Anasazi in the Backyard Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Preservation Part 10 Part II: Archaeology and (Inter)National Politics Chapter 11 Chapter 8: The Race to Save Afghan Culture Chapter 12 Chapter 9: The War Within the War Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Beirut Digs Out Chapter 14 Chapter 11: Flashpoint Ayodhya Chapter 15 Chapter 12: Cloak and Trowel Part 16 Part III: Affected Peoples Chapter 17 Chapter 13: People Without History Chapter 18 Chapter 14: When Artifacts are Commodities Chapter 19 Chapter 15: The Rape of Mali Chapter 20 Chapter 16: Archaeotourism Part 21 Part IV: Reburial, Repatriation, and Representation Chapter 22 Chapter 17: Burying American Archaeology or Sharing Control of the Past—Burying American Archaeology; Sharing Control of the Past Chapter 23 Chapter 18: Banned Books Chapter 24 Chapter 19: Out of Heaviness, Enlightenment Chapter 25 Chapter 20: Remembering Chelmno Chapter 26 Chapter 21: The New Acropolis Museum Part 27 Part V: The Professional Archaeologist Chapter 28 Chapter 22: Archaeology's Dirty Secret Chapter 29 Chapter 23: Intellectual Property Issues in Archaeology? Chapter 30 Chapter 24: Lure of the Deep Chapter 31 Chapter 25: Chronicler of Ice Age Life Chapter 32 Chapter 26: Writing Unwritten History