Jun 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 419 - Archaeological Ethics


What are the ethical and legal dimensions of archaeological research? Who should control archaeological sites and other historically significant places and things? What damage is being done to the archaeological record by looting and the black market sale of artifacts? To whom and to what are archaeologists accountable? In this seminar, we will examine and actively debate some of the major ethical issues facing archaeologists today and consider their impacts on professionals, students, collectors, and members of descendant communities. This course will involve seminar discussions, critical writing exercises, and mock debates, including case studies from the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Ethics Bowl.

Credits: 3