Ethical Issues in Archaeology / Edition 1

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Ethics in the field of archaeological research has become increasingly more complicated, particularly in response to the recent growth of contract archaeology. The past is not in fact "dead and buried," and ethical questions about this living record demand an ongoing discussion within the social and cultural groups who interpret this record. Authored largely by members of the Society for American Archaeology Ethics Committee, this up-to-date edited volume of original articles tackles issues such as the origins of and theory behind archaeological ethics, as well as archaeologists' responsibilities to the archaeological record, to diverse publics, to each other, and to their students. The book promises to fuel a critical debate among professionals and will be an important tool for training the next generation of archaeologists. Published in cooperation with the Society for American Archaeology. Published in cooperation with the Society for American Archaeology.

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Editorial Reviews

CHOICE - S.R. Martin
[a] fine volume...Coverage of current and emergent topics is well conceived...Essential.
Canadian Journal of Archaeology, Vol.28, 2004, Issue 1 - Jason D. Gillespie
This volume provides a valuable guidebook for both the uninitiated and engaging read that forced me to confront some of my own ethical positions. It would be a valuable read for the professional and student alike.
Indigenous Nations Studies Journal - Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh
This volume is earnestly recommended because it significantly expands and deepens our understanding of archaeological ethics, even as it challenges professionals and students alike to contemplate the conduct and core values of the discipline.
Journal Of Field Archaeology
Now that ethics have assumed a central role in archaeology, students, teachers, and practicing archaeologists, as well as those with an interest in and concern for the past, will find this book to be a valuable resource.
Oxbow Book News
This volumn is a closely edited, well-planned overview of archaeological ethics, written under the auspices of the Society for American Archaeology but including contributions from far beyond the USA.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759102712
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Series: Society for American Archaeology Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,191,930
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry J. Zimmerman is Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. K.D. Vitelli is Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University. Julie Hollowell-Zimmer is a PhD candidate in the Archaeology and Social Context Program of Indiana University's Department of Anthropology .

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Part I: Where Archaeological Ethics Come From Chapter 4 Chapter 1: On Ethics Chapter 5 Chapter 2: The Development of Ethics in Archaeology Chapter 6 Part II: Responsibilities to the Archaeological Record Chapter 7 Chapter 3: Looting: an International View Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Digging In the Dirt—Ethics and "Low-End Looting" Chapter 9 Chapter 5: The Ethics of Shipwreck Archaeology Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Archaeological Ethics: Museums and Collections Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Cultural Resource Management and the Business of Archaeology Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Archaeological Curation: An Ethical Imperative for the 21st Century Chapter 13 Part III: Responsibilities to Diverse Publics Chapter 14 Chapter 9: Coffee Cans and Folsom Points: Why We Cannot Continue To Ignore the Artifact Collectors Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Archaeological Ethics and American Indians Chapter 16 Chapter 11: Descendant Communities Chapter 17 Chapter 12: Purveyors of the Past: Education and Outreach as Ethical Imperatives in Archaeology Chapter 18 Chapter 13: Ethics and the Media Chapter 19 Chapter 14: In the Spirit of the Code Chapter 20 Part IV. Responsibilities to Colleagues, Employees, and Students Chapter 21 Chapter 15: Safety and the Ethics of Archaeological Fieldwork Chapter 22 Chapter 16: What Are We Really Teaching in Archeological Field Schools? Chapter 23 Chapter 17: Gender Matters—A Question of Ethics Chapter 24 Chapter 18: The Ethics of Research Knowledge Chapter 25 Chapter 19: Creating and Implementing a Code and Standards Chapter 26 Appendix A. Web Sites of Codes of Ethics Chapter 27 References Chapter 28 Index Chapter 29 About the Authors

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