Repatriation, Development, and a Curation Crisis: A Discussion of Ethics in American Archaeology

Repatriation, Development, and a Curation Crisis: A Discussion of Ethics in American Archaeology

Issued: Tue, 01 May 2018 14:00:00 BST

SUERC Seminar Series

1 May

Repatriation, Development, and a Curation Crisis: A Discussion of Ethics in American Archaeology

Dru McGill, North Carolina State University

Professional ethics have become a major component of contemporary archaeological discourse, training, and practice. Contributing debates to ethics in archaeology include a flourishing illicit antiquities market, local and global repatriation movements, new technologies, the #MeToo movement, and the implication of archaeological heritage in conflicts. This seminar will discuss the historical development and current state of ethics in archaeology (focusing on the United States), and what steps archaeologists are taking to address ethical dilemmas.