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  1. Ethics in archaeology

  2. Ethical issues in archaeology • Human remains – excavation and storage • Looting and illicit trade in antiquities • Repatriation of artefacts • Who can dig – professionals or amateurs?

  3. Who can dig? • PPG16 ties archaeology to the planning process • The Valletta Convention requires archaeologists to be licensed.

  4. Burial archaeology

  5. 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

  6. Repatriation of artefacts • Elgin Marbles • Australian Aboriginal human remains in the Natural History Museum