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Ethics in Archaeological Practice

Jennbert, Kristina LU (2004) In Swedish Archaeologists on Ethics
Abstract
The ethical dimensions of Swedish archaeology will be discussed from several angles – those of the archaeology of the past, critical archaeology, contemplative archaeology, and antiquarian archaeology. These themes overlap in the various fields of archaeology. In my opinion ethical perspectives on archaeological practice are vital for the survival and legitimacy of archaeology. Thus, archaeologists should to an even greater extent relate “their” archaeology to the world at large. The types of archaeology represented in teaching, research, mediation, and in the preservation of our cultural heritage, relate to a complex reality in which human dignity, fairness and responsibility are high-priority ethical problems. In consequence, the ethics... (More)
The ethical dimensions of Swedish archaeology will be discussed from several angles – those of the archaeology of the past, critical archaeology, contemplative archaeology, and antiquarian archaeology. These themes overlap in the various fields of archaeology. In my opinion ethical perspectives on archaeological practice are vital for the survival and legitimacy of archaeology. Thus, archaeologists should to an even greater extent relate “their” archaeology to the world at large. The types of archaeology represented in teaching, research, mediation, and in the preservation of our cultural heritage, relate to a complex reality in which human dignity, fairness and responsibility are high-priority ethical problems. In consequence, the ethics of archaeology include examining the epistemological outlook of the archaeologists as well as the objective of archaeology in society – whether this involves reconstructing the past, critical archaeology, contemplative archaeology or antiquarian archaeology. (Less)
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ethics, critical archaeology, contemplative archaeology, antiquarian archaeology.
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Swedish Archaeologists on Ethics
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Karlsson, Håkan
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Bricoleur Press
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91-973713-7-8
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  abstract     = {The ethical dimensions of Swedish archaeology will be discussed from several angles – those of the archaeology of the past, critical archaeology, contemplative archaeology, and antiquarian archaeology. These themes overlap in the various fields of archaeology. In my opinion ethical perspectives on archaeological practice are vital for the survival and legitimacy of archaeology. Thus, archaeologists should to an even greater extent relate “their” archaeology to the world at large. The types of archaeology represented in teaching, research, mediation, and in the preservation of our cultural heritage, relate to a complex reality in which human dignity, fairness and responsibility are high-priority ethical problems. In consequence, the ethics of archaeology include examining the epistemological outlook of the archaeologists as well as the objective of archaeology in society – whether this involves reconstructing the past, critical archaeology, contemplative archaeology or antiquarian archaeology.},
  author       = {Jennbert, Kristina},
  editor       = {Karlsson, Håkan},
  isbn         = {91-973713-7-8},
  keyword      = {ethics,critical archaeology,contemplative archaeology,antiquarian archaeology.},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Swedish Archaeologists on Ethics},
  title        = {Ethics in Archaeological Practice},
  year         = {2004},
}