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Mary Minno Archaeology Extra Credit California Society for Archaeology The society calls for its members to “promise standards and ethical guidelines for the practice of archaeology”. They do this by helping everyone “understand their obligations” when building on and managing archaeological sites. Also they “encourage conservation” for future interpretation. They recognize the significance of sites and discourage vandalism. They also aim to “encourage respect”. To become a member, you must pay a fee ($30 for students). Society for American Archaeology This society has much more defined rules for ethical archaeology. There are 8 principles: 1. Stewardship: since archaeological work is irreplaceable, we must work towards long-term conservation and protection of records. 2. Accountability: we must work with the groups affected in the archaeological dig “in good faith”. The aim is to benefit all parties involved 3. Commercialization: archaeologists should “whenever possible” discourage
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