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Anth240-Nov28 Archaeological Ethics Professional Ethics National Law International Law Ethics -values by which humans live in relation to other humans -from ancient greek  ethos  (character); concerns human behavior, right and wrong, good  and bad -in philosophy, ethics is the study of morality Professional Ethics -norms, standards, and values of specific professions -frequently come into conflict with the general ethical values of non-professionals; in such cases  the professional ethics are generally considered to be dominant or overriding Professional Ethics: Archaeology -codes of ethics exist for Anthropology and its subfields -Professional Organizations: -Society for American Archaeology -Society for Historical Archaeology -Register of Professional Archaeologists Professional Ethics: Society for American Archaeology -First professional archaeological organization to publish about ethics -1961: “Four Statements for Archaeology” 1 -Use proper excavation and recording methods 2 -have a higher degree (M.A. expected, not Ph.D.)
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANTH 240 taught by Professor Chisholm during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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Anth240-Nov28 - Anth240-Nov28 Archaeological Ethics...

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