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Ethics in archaeology. Ethical issues in archaeology. Human remains – excavation and storage Looting and illicit trade in antiquities Repatriation of artefacts Who can dig – professionals or amateurs?. Who can dig?. PPG16 ties archaeology to the planning process

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ethical issues in archaeology
Ethical issues in archaeology
  • Human remains – excavation and storage
  • Looting and illicit trade in antiquities
  • Repatriation of artefacts
  • Who can dig – professionals or amateurs?
who can dig
Who can dig?
  • PPG16 ties archaeology to the planning process
  • The Valletta Convention requires archaeologists to be licensed.
looting and illicit trade in antiquities
Looting and illicit trade in antiquities
  • The solutions:
  • Portable Antiquities Scheme
  • Treasure Act
  • Monitoring ebay
  • Dealing in Cultural Objects Bill

The problems:

  • Metal-detecting
  • Looting during war
  • Illegal trade
repatriation of artefacts
Repatriation of artefacts
  • Elgin Marbles
  • Australian Aboriginal human remains in the Natural History Museum
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